Sergio Perez crashed in the closing stages of Q3, entering the tunnel. In the process, he hit the barrier. Carlos Sainz was driving right behind the Mexican and could not avoid him. The two touched each other, although it was a light. It is possible that this incident contributed to the gearbox being changed in both cars. Perez also had his front and rear suspension renewed. Incidentally, both drivers will not receive a grid penalty. This year, drivers are allowed to use four gearboxes without incurring a penalty.
Sainz will start the race from second, Perez will be third. This is the full, official line up: