Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Red Bull Ring, 2019

Sainz and Albon to get engine change penalties

2019 Austrian Grand Prix

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Carlos Sainz Jnr and Alexander Albon will incur grid penalties for changing power unit parts at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver has taken a complete new Renault power unit for this weekend’s race. However he has exceeded his allocation of all six components – engine, turbo, MGU-H, MGU-K, energy store and control electronincs – and therefore will have to start the race from the back of the grid.

Albon did not take the new Honda power unit specification at the previous round while team mate Daniil Kvyat did, so that Toro Rosso would avoid both drivers taking penalties at the same race. He incurred penalties for taking a new engine, turbo, MGU-H and MGU-K.

Valtteri Bottas has also changed MGU-K on his Mercedes power unit this weekend.

Engine components used so far

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26Toro RossoHondaDaniil Kvyat444333
55McLarenRenaultCarlos Sainz Jnr444333
27RenaultRenaultNico Hulkenberg444323
23Toro RossoHondaAlexander Albon433322
3RenaultRenaultDaniel Ricciardo333222
33Red BullHondaMax Verstappen333222
10Red BullHondaPierre Gasly333222
18Racing PointMercedesLance Stroll333211
63WilliamsMercedesGeorge Russell222133
99Alfa RomeoFerrariAntonio Giovinazzi222123
20HaasFerrariKevin Magnussen222123
4McLarenRenaultLando Norris222222
8HaasFerrariRomain Grosjean222122
7Alfa RomeoFerrariKimi Raikkonen222122
5FerrariFerrariSebastian Vettel222112
16FerrariFerrariCharles Leclerc222112
77MercedesMercedesValtteri Bottas222211
11Racing PointMercedesSergio Perez222111
31WilliamsMercedesRobert Kubica222111
44MercedesMercedesLewis Hamilton222111

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2 comments on “Sainz and Albon to get engine change penalties”

  1. Valtteri Bottas has also changed MGU-K on his Mercedes power unit this weekend.

    I think this should be the headline. Mercedes changing a PU element (and let’s see what the analysis of the removed PU from today brings).

  2. Ok, so what does this mean for qualifying – who will end up starting 20th? Albon? Sainz? Hulk?

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