Lto great Friday's surprise was in the FIA engine statementat the Italian Grand Prix, where Sergio Prez and Max Verstappen have exchanged pieces
Lto great Friday’s surprise was in the FIA engine statementat the Italian Grand Prix, where Sergio Prez and Max Verstappen have exchanged pieces and will be penalized.
Together with the two Red Bulls they also penalize Carlos Sainz (MGU-K, batteries and gearbox), (ICE, exhaust and gearbox), Lewis Hamilton (entire engine), yuki tsunoda (entire engine and accumulated Zandvoort penalty), and Valtteri Bottas (entire engine).
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In principle, all of them will come out at the end except Checo, who will penalize 10 positions, although the chapter of changes has not been closed and they can increase. ThusCarlos, who was second in Free Practice1, could aspire to start 15th on the grid on Sunday and from there try to reach the final podium.
Leclerc, Russell and Alonso for pole
Thus, Verstappen will start at least sixth in the race and Leclerc knows that the door to pole position remains openwhere their biggest rivals will be George Russell and Fernando Alonso, who has shown a lot of speed at the start of the weekend with the Alpine.
Hamilton and Tsunoda will come out to the bottomoy it is not clear what they will penalize yet Czech Prez and Bottas, having already surpassed the fifth unit of its motors, in addition to sainzwhich will probably have more elements changed tomorrow and will also be in the background.
In Red Bull are confident of being able to come back from sixth, as they did in Spa by wiping 14 places in just 18 laps, and have another triumphant weekend, although in Monza he does not overtake with the same ease as on the Lombard track. A Leclerc The option opens up for him to give another joy to the ‘tifosi’, as he did in 2019 with his first victory at the Italian Grand Prix.