Alonso receives 20 place grid penalty

By on Friday, June 19, 2015
McLaren Honda

McLaren Honda

Fernando Alonso is set for a further struggle at this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix after McLaren added a fifth Internal Combustion Engine [ICE], Turbocharger [TC[ and Motor Generator Unit-Heat [MGU-H] to his MP4-30 in Austria.

Formula 1's technical delegate confirmed on Friday morning that McLaren had elected to change the parts on Alonso's car, ahead of the upcoming race at the Red Bull Ring.

Drivers are permitted four components of each part of the power unit and receive sanctions if a fifth element is introduced.

For the first time a fifth element is used, a driver receives a 10 place grid drop, while remaining fifth parts result in further five place drops.

Consequently, Alonso will get a 20 place grid penalty and as he will not be able to serve the sanction in full, he will face either time penalties or a drive through penalty in the race.

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