Gasly to start Hungarian Grand Prix from pit lane as Red Bull drivers take on new power units

Pierre Gasly will start the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix from the pit lane, having taken a new power unit aboard his AlphaTauri AT03 – but without the approval of FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer.

Gasly, plus Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, have all received a new combustion engine, turbocharger, MGU-H and MGU-K – with Gasly additionally taking new energy storage and control electronics, as the Red Bull pair opted for new exhausts .

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Verstappen and Perez remain within their allocation for the above-mentioned power unit components meaning they retain their respective 10th and 11th places on the grid – Verstappen had a problem in Saturday’s qualifying as Perez found himself being held up by traffic .

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Red Bull submitted a written request requesting the right to alter the power unit components of their two cars, which was granted by the FIA ​​without the team being deemed to have broken the parc ferme rules.

But while Gasly’s changes will normally require a back-of-the-grid start, according to the stewards: “All PU components for Pierre Gasly have been replaced without the approval of the FIA ​​technical delegate and this is not in in accordance with Article 40.3 of the 2022 Formula One Sporting Regulations. Therefore, car number 10 should now be required to start the race from the pit lane under Article 40.9 b) of the 2022 Formula One Sporting Regulations.

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Gasly was set to start P19 anyway, having had a Q1 lap that would have been good enough for P12 in that segment, cleared for track limits. And the Frenchman is going to work a long afternoon on the famously difficult to overtake at the Hungaroring.

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