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Hulkenberg joins Sainz and Albon with engine penalties

2019 Austrian Grand Prix

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Nico Hulkenberg will also have a grid penalty for this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix after Renault decided to change his engine.

He will take Renault’s new engine which Daniel Ricciardo already used at the previous round in France. The new engine will be the fifth Hulkenberg has used this year, the first time he has taken a fifth power unit part, meaning he is set for a 10-place grid penalty.

Toro Rosso have also changed more parts of Alexander Albon’s power unit. He has taken a new engine, turbo, MGU-H and MGU-K, which wil increase his store of spare parts he can use without a penalty later in the season.

Albon, who joins Hulkenberg on his fifth engine, was already set to start the race from the back of the grid. Carlos Sainz Jnr, who also has a penalty for an engine change yesterday, will also start from the tail of the field.

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Power unit components used so far

No.CarEngineDriverICETCMGU-HMGU-KESCE
23Toro RossoHondaAlexander Albon544422
27RenaultRenaultNico Hulkenberg544323
26Toro RossoHondaDaniil Kvyat444333
55McLarenRenaultCarlos Sainz Jnr444333
3RenaultRenaultDaniel Ricciardo333222
33Red BullHondaMax Verstappen333222
10Red BullHondaPierre Gasly333222
18Racing PointMercedesLance Stroll333211
63WilliamsMercedesGeorge Russell222133
99Alfa RomeoFerrariAntonio Giovinazzi222123
20HaasFerrariKevin Magnussen222123
4McLarenRenaultLando Norris222222
8HaasFerrariRomain Grosjean222122
7Alfa RomeoFerrariKimi Raikkonen222122
5FerrariFerrariSebastian Vettel222112
16FerrariFerrariCharles Leclerc222112
77MercedesMercedesValtteri Bottas222211
11Racing PointMercedesSergio Perez222111
31WilliamsMercedesRobert Kubica222111
44MercedesMercedesLewis Hamilton222111

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  • 4 comments on “Hulkenberg joins Sainz and Albon with engine penalties”

    1. It’ll be interesting to see how far up the order can he, and Sainz, (and Albon) claw from further behind, although the former will only drop five places relative to his qualifying-position meaning that his final grid-position might be something similar to the last race while Sainz’s is definitely going to be more towards the back-end.

    2. There is also 5 place grid penalty for Kevin Mag. Thanks to a gearbox change.

      1. Given their performance in FP I’m afraid it won’t make much of a difference voor Kevin…

    3. It’s good to see Renault is capable of building engines at the same speed they are failing.

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