Lando Norris, McLaren, Hockenheimring, 2019

Norris and Vettel to get grid penalties

2019 German Grand Prix

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Lando Norris and Sebastian Vettel are set to start from the back row of the grid for the German Grand Prix as both will incur penalties due to power unit changes.

Vettel, who was given permission by the stewards to start the race from last position after failing to set a time in Q1, has had a new set of control electronics fitted to his Ferrari. It is the second new set the team has fitted to his car this weekend, exceeding the maximum of two for the season.

His Ferrari broke down in the first stage of qualifying yesterday. Team principal Mattia Binotto said the team suspect the failure was related to a problem with the intercooler.

Norris, who originally qualified 16th, will also incur grid penalties after McLaren fitted a new MGU-K, energy store and control electronics to his car yesterday. Norris experienced a problem with his battery during Q1.

Kimi Raikkonen has also had a new engine, turbocharger and MGU-H fitted to his Alfa Romeo, but will incur no penalty. The team also put a new MGU-K on his car on Friday.

2019 power unit components used so far

No. Car Engine Driver ICE TC MGU-H MGU-K ES CE
23 Toro Rosso Honda Alexander Albon 5 4 4 4 2 2
27 Renault Renault Nico Hulkenberg 5 4 4 3 2 3
26 Toro Rosso Honda Daniil Kvyat 4 4 4 3 3 3
55 McLaren Renault Carlos Sainz Jnr 4 4 4 3 3 3
3 Renault Renault Daniel Ricciardo 3 3 3 2 2 2
33 Red Bull Honda Max Verstappen 3 3 3 2 2 2
10 Red Bull Honda Pierre Gasly 3 3 3 2 2 2
18 Racing Point Mercedes Lance Stroll 3 3 3 2 1 1
63 Williams Mercedes George Russell 2 2 2 2 3 3
4 McLaren Renault Lando Norris 3 3 2 2 2 2
99 Alfa Romeo Ferrari Antonio Giovinazzi 2 2 2 2 2 3
20 Haas Ferrari Kevin Magnussen 2 2 2 2 2 3
8 Haas Ferrari Romain Grosjean 2 2 2 2 2 2
7 Alfa Romeo Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen 2 2 2 2 2 2
5 Ferrari Ferrari Sebastian Vettel 2 2 2 2 2 2
16 Ferrari Ferrari Charles Leclerc 2 2 2 2 2 2
77 Mercedes Mercedes Valtteri Bottas 2 2 2 2 1 1
11 Racing Point Mercedes Sergio Perez 2 2 2 2 1 1
31 Williams Mercedes Robert Kubica 2 2 2 2 1 1
44 Mercedes Mercedes Lewis Hamilton 2 2 2 2 1 1

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3 comments on “Norris and Vettel to get grid penalties”

  1. Mercedes = strong as a rock! This car can easily go to Le Mans for 24h, then to the moon and back, take a dive to Marianas Trench, Spa 6h, Daytona 24h, rest of the races of the 2019 F1 season, Santa’s sleigh for Christmas… and still be ready for another 500,000km of track action from 2020!

    1. Solid as a barrier you mean.

  2. Ferrari engineers surely made a numbers error this weekend, failures across the board.

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