Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren, Istanbul Park, 2021

Ricciardo to take grid penalty for power unit parts change

2021 Turkish Grand Prix

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Daniel Ricciardo will start the Turkish Grand Prix from the back of the grid after taking new power unit parts.

The McLaren driver, who was due to start today’s race from 15th on the grid, has taken a new internal combustion engine, turbocharger and MGU-H for the Turkish Grand Prix. Each are his fourth of each for the season, meaning he has exceeded his maximum allocation and will therefore take a penalty and start from the back of the grid.

Ricciardo failed to progress beyond Q1 in yesterday’s qualifying session. He said he had failed to take full advantage of a drying track, while McLaren has also struggled for pace around Istanbul Park compared to recent rounds.

He has also taken a new exhaust system but remains below the limit of eight per season for that still, having only used three previously.

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Power unit elements used so far

No. Car Engine Driver ICE TC MGU-H MGU-K ES CE EX
31 Alpine Renault Esteban Ocon 3 3 3 3 2 2 8
14 Alpine Renault Fernando Alonso 3 3 3 3 2 2 8
10 AlphaTauri Honda Pierre Gasly 4 4 4 4 3 3 7
33 Red Bull Honda Max Verstappen 4 4 4 4 3 3 7
55 Ferrari Ferrari Carlos Sainz Jnr 4 4 4 3 3 3 7
11 Red Bull Honda Sergio Perez 4 4 4 4 4 4 6
7 Alfa Romeo Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen 3 3 3 2 2 2 6
99 Alfa Romeo Ferrari Antonio Giovinazzi 3 3 3 2 2 2 6
77 Mercedes Mercedes Valtteri Bottas 5 5 5 4 2 3 4
16 Ferrari Ferrari Charles Leclerc 4 4 4 2 3 3 5
22 AlphaTauri Honda Yuki Tsunoda 3 3 3 3 3 3 5
4 McLaren Mercedes Lando Norris 3 3 3 3 2 2 5
47 Haas Ferrari Mick Schumacher 3 3 3 2 2 2 5
9 Haas Ferrari Nikita Mazepin 3 3 3 2 2 2 5
3 McLaren Mercedes Daniel Ricciardo 4 4 4 2 2 2 4
31 Williams Mercedes Nicholas Latifi 4 4 4 2 2 2 3
44 Mercedes Mercedes Lewis Hamilton 4 3 3 3 2 2 4
5 Aston Martin Mercedes Sebastian Vettel 3 3 3 3 2 2 4
63 Williams Mercedes George Russell 3 3 3 2 2 2 3
18 Aston Martin Mercedes Lance Stroll 3 3 3 2 2 2 3

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Hazel Southwell
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One comment on “Ricciardo to take grid penalty for power unit parts change”

  1. Good call McLaren

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