AlphaTauri’s Grid Penalty at Mexican Grand Prix

Yuki Tsunoda will start the Mexican Grand Prix from the back of the grid due to a grid penalty for AlphaTauri swapping his engine, exceeding the allowed limit for power units in a Formula 1 season.

Highlights

‣ Yuki Tsunoda will start the Mexican Grand Prix from the back of the grid
‣ AlphaTauri swapped Tsunoda’s engine
‣ They exceeded the limit of four power units in a Formula 1 season
‣ Tsunoda will start with a new engine he has not yet used


Yuki Tsunoda’s hopes for a strong performance at the Mexican Grand Prix have been dealt a major blow. AlphaTauri made the decision to replace his engine, resulting in a grid penalty that will see him starting from the back of the grid. This move by the team means that Tsunoda has exceeded the allowed limit of four power units in a Formula 1 season.

The decision to swap the engine comes as a surprise, as Tsunoda has not yet had the opportunity to use the new engine in a race. During the first free practice session, he had to give up his seat to Red Bull Racing junior driver, Isack Hadjar, who went on to secure the 17th fastest time in the session. This setback will undoubtedly make it even more challenging for Tsunoda to make his way through the field and secure a good result in Mexico.

Tsunoda’s grid penalty adds another hurdle to what has already been a rollercoaster season for the Japanese driver. Despite showing flashes of brilliance, he has struggled with consistency and has had a few costly mistakes. However, Tsunoda remains determined and focused on the task at hand, saying, “I just have to try and maximize my opportunities and make my way through the field. It won’t be easy, but I’ll give it my all.”

As the Mexican Grand Prix approaches, Tsunoda faces an uphill battle starting from the back of the grid. His performance in this race will be crucial not only for his own development but also for AlphaTauri’s standings in the constructors’ championship. Despite the challenges ahead, Tsunoda remains optimistic and determined to showcase his talent and resilience on race day.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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