Formula 1 | Official: Leclerc and Alonso penalized in the USA after an engine change

As expected, Charles Leclerc will suffer his third grid penalty of the season this weekend as Ferrari fitted new engine components to his car.

Alpine driver Fernando Alonso also suffered another unauthorized engine change, earning him another grid penalty for the United States Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver had already used five engines before this weekend. Drivers are limited to a maximum of three per season before they start incurring penalties.

After the start of the final free practice at the Circuit of the Americas, the FIA ​​confirmed that Ferrari had fitted a new V6 and a new turbocharger to Leclerc’s car. He will therefore take a penalty of 10 places on the grid.

Alonso has only taken a new V6 and will receive a five-place grid penalty. The pair join Sergio Perez and Guanyu Zhou, who have already picked up five-place grid penalties for exceeding their combustion engine allowances again this weekend.

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