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Belgian Grand Prix 2022

Another name joins long list of F1 drivers with grid penalties

Zhou Guanyu has become the latest driver to be hit with a grid penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix after taking on new power unit and gearbox components.

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Alfa Romeo rookie Zhou Guanyu has joined a sizeable list of drivers to incur grid penalties for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.

Zhou has exceeded his allowance on several power unit elements (internal combustion engine, turbocharger, MGU-H and control electronics), as well as his gearbox.

His power unit changes are set to land him a 25-place drop for Sunday's race, and the additional gearbox changes a 10-place drop.

This puts him firmly in the mix with a host of other drivers who were already confirmed to have surpassed their power unit and gearbox allocations.

Further power unit changes for Verstappen and Leclerc

Meanwhile, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc's grid penalties have grown after the championship rivals took on further fresh power unit elements.

Leclerc has again exceeded the limit in terms of his engine, turbocharger and MGU-H pools, while also going over his exhaust allowance, and Verstappen is penalised for a new control electronics.

Finally, Mick Schumacher has been sanctioned for a fresh engine, turbocharger, MGU-H, MGU-K and energy store.

Zhou, Schumacher and Carlos Sainz are also running new exhausts without penalty, while Alex Albon has done the same with a fresh gearbox within his season limit.

With several drivers being sent to the 'back' of the grid due to their penalties, the precise starting order will be settled by Saturday's qualifying results.

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