Verstappen to use new gearbox at Monza – sporting news

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Max Verstappen started his Italian Grand Prix weekend with a new gearbox while Daniel Ricciardo has been given a fresh internal combustion engine for the famous Temple of Speed.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll will complete the Italian Grand Prix with a fresh gearbox. As per the Sporting Regulation, both drivers are allowed to use a new unit after they completed the previous six races with the same gearbox.

Alfa Romeo gave Antonio Giovinazzi a new gearbox after the Italian did not finish the last race in Spa-Francorchamps which made the change possible without triggering a penalty.

Following his strong showing at Spa, Daniel Ricciardo will use fresh power unit components at Monza, including a new internal combustion engine, a turbocharger, MGU-H and MGU-K. Drivers are allowed to use a maximum of three units of all of the components mentioned. With Ricciardo receiving the third unit of all these components, it puts the Australian in to a difficult position for the rest of year.

Williams driver George Russell has been given a fresh internal combustion engine, turbocharger and MGU-H for Round 8 of the 2020 F1 season.

Daniil Kvyat has been given a penalty for speeding in the pit lane. The Russian recorded a speed of 81.1 km/h at 12:32 during the first free practice session, exceeding the maximum speed allowed by 1.1 km/h. The AlphaTauri driver was fined €200.