Alonso starts United States Grand Prix at the back after grid penalty

23-10-2021 19:42 | Updated: 24-10-2021 00:30
by GPblog.com
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Alonso starts United States Grand Prix at the back after grid penalty

Fernando Alonso will have to start the United States Grand Prix from the back of the grid. After Sebastian Vettel , George Russell and Valtteri Bottas he too will receive a grid penalty for changing engine parts.

New engine for Alonso

Alonso gets a completely new engine and thus ticks off all seven parts. As a result, he will have to sit at the back of the grid for Sunday's race. He had to abandon the first free practice session on Friday after only a few minutes because of a technical problem, but Alpine denied that the engine change is related to that problem.

According to the French racing team there are no problems with the engine that the Spaniard had in his car on Friday. That is remarkable, considering all the fluids that leaked from his car.

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