Max Verstappen Takes 10-Place Grid Penalty For Engine Change

Max Verstappen will take a ten-place grid penalty for taking a fifth ICE [Internal Combustion Engine] out of his allocated four. The penalty adds to the Toro Rosso driver’s five-placer which he gained for crashing into the back of Romain Grosjean in the latter stages of the Monaco Grand Prix.

With concerns heading into Canada over whether an Renault engine runner would be taking a penalty given their notorious reliability, it seems Verstappen will be the first in 2015 to take the plunge despite eyes being directed towards Daniel Riccardo.

Verstappen of course has failed to finish two races in 2015 due to Power Unit-related issues, so it comes as no surprise that he is on his fifth component. He will likely be starting at the back of the grid with a lot of work to do tomorrow, and any places he does not use up will be translated into a time penalty during the race.

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