9 drivers hit with grid penalties forward of Italian Grand Prix

Haas’ Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher have joined the listing of drivers with a grid penalty on the Italian Grand Prix, which now stands at 9.

Magnussen and Schumacher will each drop 15 locations from wherever they qualify after Haas made modifications to the engine parts in each vehicles.

Formulation One’s difficult and unpopular engine guidelines restrict drivers to a specific amount of every engine part throughout a season earlier than they’re penalised.

The character of Monza’s circuit — which options lengthy straights and a handful of corners — makes grid penalties simpler to swallow, as there are higher overtaking alternatives than at lots of the remaining races on the grid.

The slew of penalties will lead to a wildly combined up grid order for Sunday’s grand prix, with the likes of Alpine’s Fernando Alonso and McLaren’s Lando Norris wanting properly positioned to capitalise with a powerful beginning place.

Of the main 4 drivers within the championship, solely Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is penalty-free, that means he appears favorite to begin Sunday’s race from pole place.

F1 is ready to simplify its engine laws in 2026.

On the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks in the past, no-one began the race from the place they certified as seven drivers took the chance to take engine penalties.

Grid penalties so as of severity:

Max Verstappen (Crimson Bull) 5-place grid penalty

Crimson Bull has added a brand new inner combustion engine (ICE) to Verstappen’s automotive.

The primary time a part outdoors the allocation is taken it’s a 10-place grid penalty, however Verstappen took this as a part of his penalty on the Belgian Grand Prix.

As that is the second ICE over the restrict of what’s allowed, he solely has 5 locations to serve in Monza.

Esteban Ocon (Alpine) 5-place grid penalty

Ocon has additionally taken on a second ICE outdoors of the allocation.

Sergio Perez (Crimson Bull) 10-place grid penalty

Perez has additionally had a brand new ICE fitted to his automotive, however it’s the first one among that part outdoors of the allotted quantity.

Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) 15-place grid penalty

Alfa Romeo fitted a brand new ICE, turbocharger and MGU-H in Bottas’ automotive, every coming with a five-place grid drop.

Mick Schumacher (Haas) 15-place grid penalty

Haas fitted a brand new ICE and gearbox into Schumacher’s automotive.

Kevin Magnussen (Haas) 15-place grid penalty

Haas fitted a brand new ICE, turbo and MGU-H into Magnussen’s automotive, every coming with a five-place grid drop.

Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) Again of grid

Ferrari made a wholescale change to Sainz’s engine, dropping him to the again of the grid.

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) Again of grid

Mercedes made a wholesale change to Hamilton’s engine, dropping him to the again of the grid.

Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) Again of grid

Yuki Tsunoda has been hit with a number of penalties.

The Japanese driver was already handed a 10-place penalty coming into the week for hitting the restrict of 5 reprimands this season.

On condition that grid penalty, AlphaTauri took the chance to make a wholesale change to his engine and drop him to the again of the order.

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