Italian GP starting grid: Record 168 grid penalties at Monza

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The Italian Grand Prix features a record total of 168 grid place penalties following a host of component changes and punishments for drivers.

Daniel Ricciardo is the man hit the most at Monza, as he has been landed with a 50-place penalty for a double engine change.

His team-mate Daniil Kvyat is moved back 35 places for two power unit component changes plus a gearbox penalty.

Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen is the man moved to the back of the grid following a 20-place penalty for using his seventh and fifth power unit elements – plus an extra 10-places for the broken engine seals that mean he is counted as having used his eighth engine.

Verstappen is allowed to start, despite not setting a time, but has to serve a drive-through penalty for the unsafe release of his car in qualifying.

His teammate Carlos Sainz, and the McLarens of Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, all have engine penalties too.

The full grid is as follows:

Italian Grand Prix - Starting Grid 
 Pos. Driver/Team Pos. Driver/Team
01   L. Hamilton
  Mercedes
   
    02   K. Räikkönen
  Ferrari
03

  S. Vettel
  Ferrari

   
    04

  N. Rosberg

  Mercedes

05

  F. Massa
  Williams

   
    06   V. Bottas
  Williams
07   S. Pérez
  Force India
   
    08   R. Grosjean
  Lotus
09

  N. Hülkenberg

  Force India

   
    10   P. Maldonado
  Lotus
11

  F. Nasr

  Sauber

   
    12   M. Ericsson
  Sauber
13

 W. Stevens

  Manor

   
    14

  R. Merhi

  Manor

15

  J. Button

  McLaren

   
    16   F. Alonso
  McLaren
17

  C. Sainz

   Toro Rosso

   
    18   D. Kvyat
  Red Bull
19

  D. Ricciardo

  Red Bull

   
    20

  M. Verstappen

  Toro Rosso

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Series Formula 1
Event Italian GP
Sub-event Sunday race
Track Monza
Article type Breaking news