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The AlphaTauri driver was placed under investigation by the stewards after appearing to not slow down when passing yellow flags for Mick Schumacher’s stationary Haas on the approach to the first Lesmo midway through the second Friday practice session.
After reviewing Tsunoda’s telemetry from the incident, the stewards determined that he had failed to sufficiently reduce his speed when passing the yellow flag zone on the exit of the Roggia chicane and have handed him a three place grid drop for Sunday’s race.
Tsunoda’s grid penalty is academic as he is already set to start at the back of the grid after taking a sixth power unit ahead of this weekend’s running. He was already due to start 10 places back from where he qualified before his engine penalty, after receiving yet another penalty for receiving a fifth reprimand from the Dutch Grand Prix stewards last weekend after driving with loosened seat belts.
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