Leclerc to join Tsunoda at back of Montreal grid after raft of power unit changes

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will join AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda at the back of the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix grid after the Monegask takes over a range of new power unit elements.

On Friday it was confirmed that Leclerc would be taking new control electronics on his F1-75, after his powerplant was declared “irrepairable” by Ferrari after Leclerc left the lead of last weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix – a 10-place grid leaves it result for Leclerc.

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Leclerc also took care of a new combustion engine, MGU-H, MGU-K and additional control electronics yesterday, without penalty.

But when Free Practice 3 got underway on a wet Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, it was confirmed that Leclerc had adopted even more power unit elements that put him out of his allotment for the season, namely a fourth combustion engine, MGU-H, MGU-K and turbocharger, as well as an additional exhaust that would incur no penalty.

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As a result, Leclerc will start the Canadian Grand Prix from the back of the grid, the Monegask is likely to focus on race pace for the rest of the weekend as he tries to work his way into the top 10 on Sunday, after he 34 has slipped. points behind Max Verstappen in the title fight.

He will be joined at the back of the grid by Tsunoda, who took over its own set of new power unit elements on Friday, and Tsunoda also on additional energy storage and control electronics on Saturday.

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