Verstappen, Hamilton, Sainz and more receive engine and gearbox grid penalties at Monza

Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz, Valtteri Bottas and Yuki Tsunoda have received grid penalties for the 2022 Italian Grand Prix.

Hamilton’s PU change was confirmed on Thursday, with Mercedes’ seven-time champion to drop to the back of the grid having taken every engine component bar control electronics (CE) and energy store (ES).

Red Bull’s drivers, Verstappen and Perez, will also face drops for exceeding their respective allocations of internal combustion engines (ICE). Verstappen has a five-place grid drop for taking his fifth ICE of the season while Perez will drop 10 places for a fourth ICE.

Ferrari driver Sainz has exceeded his allocation of gearbox components, ES and MGU-K, and will therefore drop 25 grid positions in total.

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AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda, who will already drop 10 places for accumulating five reprimands over the season, will add to his penalties with a host of new power unit components.

As for Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas, he hinted at incoming penalties after his late on-track stoppage at Zandvoort. The Finnish driver has new engine components and is to drop 15 places while Tsunoda and Hamilton will start at the back.

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