Three drivers set for grid penalties in Silverstone

By on Saturday, July 15, 2017


Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso will all start the British Grand Prix from a lower position than from wherever they will qualify on Saturday. 

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas received a five-place drop penalty due to an unscheduled gearbox change after Friday's practice sessions at Silverstone, just a week after his team-mate Lewis Hamilton endured the same fate.

Stewards handed similar penalty to Daniel Ricciardo, whose Red Bull was also fitted a new gearbox on Friday as the previous one has not lasted the mandatory six events.

Fernando Alonso is set to start the race on Sunday from the back of the grid after Honda fitted additional power unit elements to his Mclaren, leading to a total of 30-places drop penalty.

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