Formula 1 |  New engines in Canada: Tsunoda penalized, reprieve for Leclerc

Formula 1 | New engines in Canada: Tsunoda penalized, reprieve for Leclerc

New engines in Canada: Tsunoda

Yuki Tsunoda will start the Canadian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after taking on new engine components.

The AlphaTauri rider took a fourth internal combustion engine, turbocharger, MGU-H and MGU-K, resulting in an automatic downshift to the back of the peloton.

Drivers are only allowed to use three V6s, turbochargers and MGU-H and MGU-K without penalty during the season.

Tsunoda isn’t the only rider to have new parts installed on his engine.

Prior to the event, it was rumored that Charles Leclerc would be taking on new components that would put him in the penalty box following his race weekend issues in Azerbaijan.

However, he only took a new V6, MGU-H, MGU-K and Energy Store, which do not exceed the quota. The turbo has not been changed for the moment but the decision could be taken tomorrow, after Free 3, depending on the competitiveness of the F1-75 against Red Bull. If a 4th turbo is fitted correctly, it will be a 10 place penalty. Ferrari finally gives itself time for reflection.

Esteban Ocon, Kevin Magnussen, Lance Stroll and Nicholas Latifi all adopted new components but still avoided a grid penalty by staying within the quota.

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