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Penalties for Ricciardo and Alonso

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19/06/2015

As expected, Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso have both incurred grid penalties for Sunday's Austrian GP.

The Australian has been hit with a ten place penalty after Red Bull opted to change his engine, his fifth unit of the year.

At McLaren, Alonso also received his fifth engine of the year however, a new turbocharger and MGU-H each ensured another five-place demotions.

Should either driver not qualify high enough to drop the required number of places - highly likely in Alonso's case - they will have to serve a time penalty or stop and go once the race is underway.

To add to the Spaniard's misery, for a while it looked as though it might get a whole lot worse, his McLaren losing power at the end of its install lap in FP1. Thankfully, the issue was subsequently traced and resolved allowing Alonso to complete nine more laps and post a time.

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1. Posted by Spindoctor, 19/06/2015 13:52

"This whole "penalties" malarkey is making a bad show even worse!

I'm not a RBR fan, and I think that that Mr Mateschitz has lived-up to any onomatopoeic puns his name will accommodate. The fact is however that slavish application of rules without considering the consequences exemplifies the stupidity of the people currently running F1 (into the ground)

OK so that's what it says in the rules, but clearly these are exceptional times, where 2/3rds of the "Engine" suppliers cannot compete.
Time for FIA to make some dispensations for both Renault & Honda to do some in-season development, and to use more PU components until their motors are reliable and competitive, or at least last for more than a few laps!

If Mercedes doesn't like this then it knows where the door is....."

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