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Italian Grand Prix 2022

Nine F1 drivers set for grid penalties ahead of Italian Grand Prix qualifying

Nearly half the grid have grid penalties for the Italian Grand Prix, so here is a round-up ahead of qualifying.

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With Monza being the last chance for Formula 1 teams to introduce new engine components into their pools for a few races, nearly half the grid have decided to do this ahead of the Italian Grand Prix.

Overtaking is difficult at Singapore and in Japan - the next two races - meaning the Autodromo is usually a place where drivers will fall to the back of the grid as their team plays the long game.

In total, nine drivers have been slapped with grid penalties before Qualifying - with three drivers set to start at the back of the grid.

Below RacingNews365.com has rounded up the complete penalties for drivers concerned.

Driver Penalty
Max Verstappen - Red Bull Five places
Esteban Ocon - Alpine Five places
Sergio Perez - Red Bull 10 places
Mick Schumacher - Haas 15 places
Valtteri Bottas - Alfa Romeo 15 places
Kevin Magnussen - Haas 15 places
Carlos Sainz Jr - Ferrari Back of grid
Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes Back of grid
Yuki Tsunoda - AlphaTauri Back of grid

Verstappen and Ocon have each taken a new Internal Combustion Engine - worth a five-place drop.

Perez has a new ICE, but under Article 28.3 of the Sporting Regulations as it is his fourth of three permitted, a 10 place drop is incurred.

Like with Verstappen and Ocon, anymore than four is worth a five place drop.

Schumacher has a new gearbox, worth 10 places, coupled with a fifth ICE of the season, so drops 15 places as does Haas teammate Magnussen.

The Dane is equipped with a fresh ICE, turbo charger and MGU-H.

As for Sainz, Hamilton and Tsunoda, as they have received penalties more than 15 places, they are sent to the back of the grid.

Sainz originally took a new gearbox and control electronics on Friday, but Ferrari elected to also arm him with new ICE, turbo, MGU-H and MGU-K components for a whole new fresh power unit.

Hamilton's penalty is similar to Sainz in that his third power unit was damaged in his first-lap collision with Fernando Alonso in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Mercedes is hopeful it can be used as a Friday unit going forward, but have introduced a new one to Hamilton's pool.

As for Tsunoda, he's got engine penalties, a reprimand and also a stewards-imposed drop.

A 10 place penalty was given for his fifth reprimand of the season following the Dutch GP, a three-place one for ignoring yellow flags in FP2 and finally new ICE, turbo, MGU-H and K components.

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