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Italian Grand Prix 2022

Tsunoda's Italian GP grid penalty confirmed

It comes after the result of his actions during the Dutch Grand Prix last weekend

Tsunoda Zandvoort
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AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda's expected grid penalty at the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix has been confirmed following his actions at Zandvoort.

Tsunoda pulled over at Turn 3 during the race believing he had a problem with the car - but was told to continue on and return to the pits by his team.

However, in preparation of believing he was about to retire, the Japanese un-did his seatbelts and then drove a full lap with them loose.

This is a big no-no for the FIA, hence Tsunoda was slapped with a reprimand - his fifth of the season.

If a driver reaches five reprimands, with at least four being for driving offences - a 10 place grid drop is issued.

Tsunoda will be one of a clutch of drivers taking grid penalties at Monza - although the others, including Lewis Hamilton are doing so for exceeding their permitted allocation of engine components.

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