Gasly to take grid penalty at Silverstone over PU limits

Pierre Gasly will start from the back of the grid at this weekend’s British Grand Prix due to exceeding the maximum number of power unit components allowed per season.

The Alpine driver has already taken a fifth internal combustion engine (ICE), turbocharger, MGU-H, MGU-K — exceeding the limit of four — as well as a third control electronics that is outside the maximum permitted two. With more than a 15-place grid penalty in total, the regulations state that Gasly must start from the back of the grid.

The Frenchman is on a run of four consecutive point-scoring finishes for Alpine stretching back to his 10th place in the Monaco Grand Prix, finishing ninth in Canada and Spain and tenth again last weekend in Austria.


Gasly is the first driver to take a grid penalty for exceeding power unit components so far this season, with Alpine opting to do so at Silverstone due to the fact it’s a power-sensitive track. The weather forecast has also been taken into account, with rain impacting Friday’s track running and more showers expected at different stages on Saturday and Sunday.

Story originally appeared on Racer