Ricciardo gets ten place penalty for fifth MGU-H, stays 19th

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Daniel Ricciardo has been handed a further ten place grid penalty for the British Grand Prix for a new MGU-H, but will keep his 19th place starting position.

Following the mechanical problems that struck the Red Bull driver in qualifying, the team have opted to install a new internal combustion engine, a new turbo charger, a new MGU-K and a new MGU-H.

As Ricciardo’s fifth MGU-H is the only one of those component that exceeds the maximum allocation for the season, the Australian has been given a ten-place grid penalty.

Due to the 30 places that Fernando Alonso has been penalised for engine componant changes, Ricciardo will retain his original starting position of 19th on the grid for this afternoon’s British Grand Prix.

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5 comments on “Ricciardo gets ten place penalty for fifth MGU-H, stays 19th”

  1. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
    16th July 2017, 11:43

    Makes sense to add another penalty on top of another if it makes no difference. But in that case, how is it a penalty? :D

  2. Poor Ricciardo further penalties to come after the summer break!

    1. No, in contrast. They can still go back and use the previous MGU-H if this one fails. If anything, it saves him from further penalties.

  3. Hi. I’ve just arrived from 1997 where everything made sense.

    Please explain 2017 to me. How did we get here.

    1. With a time machine, could you go back and sort Bernie out a la Terminator.

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