Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2022

Tsunoda to start last, Leclerc avoids penalty after engine parts changes

2022 Canadian Grand Prix

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Yuki Tsunoda will start the Canadian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after incurring penalties for exceeding his allocation of power unit parts.

AlphaTauri has fitted a complete new power unit to Tsunoda’s car this weekend, including internal combustion engine, MGU-H, MGU-K, turbocharger, control electronics, energy store and exhaust.

While Tsunoda has not yet exceeded his maximum allocation of control electronics, energy stores and exhausts, he will collect penalties for replacing the internal combustion engine, MGU-H, MGU-K and turbocharger. As these would total more than 15 places, he is required by F1’s rules to start the race from the back of the grid.

Following Charles Leclerc’s retirement from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Ferrari has fitted several new power unit parts to his car. He will incur a penalty if he takes a new turbocharger but Ferrari have not taken that step. Leclerc has a new engine, MHU-H, MGU-K and control electrics but avoids a penalty for now.

New parts have also been fitted to Esteban Ocon, Kevin Magnussen, Nicholas Latifi and Lance Stroll’s cars, all without penalty.

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Power unit components used prior to the Canadian Grand Prix

63MercedesMercedesGeorge Russell2222113
44MercedesMercedesLewis Hamilton2222113
1Red BullRed BullMax Verstappen2222113
11Red BullRed BullSergio Perez2222114
16FerrariFerrariCharles Leclerc3333124
55FerrariFerrariCarlos Sainz Jnr2222124
3McLarenMercedesDaniel Ricciardo2222112
4McLarenMercedesLando Norris2222112
14AlpineRenaultFernando Alonso4444334
31AlpineRenaultEsteban Ocon3333223
10AlphaTauriRed BullPierre Gasly3333225
22AlphaTauriRed BullYuki Tsunoda4444225
18Aston MartinMercedesLance Stroll2222222
5Aston MartinMercedesSebastian Vettel2223222
23WilliamsMercedesAlexander Albon2222222
6WilliamsMercedesNicholas Latifi2222222
77Alfa RomeoFerrariValtteri Bottas3332124
24Alfa RomeoFerrariZhou Guanyu2222113
20HaasFerrariKevin Magnussen3333224
47HaasFerrariMick Schumacher2322224

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    3 comments on “Tsunoda to start last, Leclerc avoids penalty after engine parts changes”

    1. So they must have put his first turbocharger back onto the car

    2. question of time for Leclerc I think, like 99% do.

    3. One engine broken.
      One engine broken and in Italy for diagnose.
      One engine left for all fp, quali and race.
      Not gone a happen (as proven by now).
      Turbo gave up too..

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