Brendon Hartley will collect a grid penalty for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Toro Rosso have again exceeded the maximum allocation of power unit parts.
The team has fitted its ninth Renault MGU-H of the season so far. As this is the first time he’s used the ninth example of a component he will receive a 10-place grid penalty.
Hartley has had grid penalties for all three of his previous F1 starts due to power unit problems. He had a 25-place grid drop at the United States Grand Prix, a 20-place grid drip at the Mexican Grand Prix and a 10-place grid drop at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Toro Rosso has a strained relationship with engine supplier Renault, who it will part ways with following this weekend’s race.
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