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Nico Hulkenberg

Hulkenberg hit with pit lane start for Belgian GP

Haas made a raft of changes under parc fermé conditions.

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Haas driver Nico Hulkenberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from the pit lane after the team made a number of changes under parc fermé conditions.

The German was set to start from last on the grid after failing to set a lap time in Friday's qualifying session when hampered by a hydraulic issue.

Haas has therefore taken the opportunity to introduce a number of new components into its allocation pool, all at the expense of a penalty.

Hulkenberg has been given his faith Internal Combustion Engine, fifth Turbo Charger, fifth MGU-H, fifth MGU-K and third Control Electronics.

He has also taken on his fifth each of Gearbox Cases and Cassettes, Driveline, Gear Change Components and Auxilliary Components.

The stewards' report read: "Power Unit elements in excess of the permitted number for the 2023 Championship
season were used.

"This is a breach of Article 28.2 and incurs a grid penalty. RNC components and auxiliary components in excess of the permitted number for the 2023 Championship season were used.

"This is a breach of Article 29.2 and incurs a grid penalty. As the PU elements and RNC and auxiliary components were changed without prior approval of the Technical Delegate in Parc Fermé this is not in accordance with The Stewards Article 40.3 and Article 40.9 of the FIA Formula 1 Sporting Regulations.

"The competitor is therefore required to start the race from the pit lane."

F1 2023 Belgian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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