Leclerc and Alonso receive grid penalties at COTA

Charles Leclerc and Fernando Alonso have taken new engine components and will therefore appear on the starting grid for the 2022 United States Grand Prix.

Leclerc has been given a 10-place grid penalty in Austin because Ferrari fitted its F1-75 with the sixth of three assigned internal combustion engines (ICE) and the sixth of three assigned turbochargers.

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Alonso will be relegated five places on the starting grid at the Circuit of The Americas as Alpine has fitted a sixth ICE in his car. Along with the two-time champion, Sergio Perez and Zhou Guanyu will both lose five places on the starting grid after taking new ICEs on Friday.

The FIA ​​has introduced clarified rules for engine penalties from this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, following confusion in Italy where nine drivers took engine components outside the pool of their respective assignments.

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