Sainz set for engine-change penalty at Monza

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz is set for an engine-change penalty in this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

The Spanish driver retired from the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa due to a problem with his Renault power unit, which will be replaced for the upcoming race at Monza.

As it will be the sixth engine of the season, Sainz will face a 10-place grid penalty.

The Toro Rosso driver said he was still optimistic of a strong race.

"I'm positive even if I'll have to take a 10-place grid penalty," he said. "I really want to at least gain all those positions back in the race."

Sainz has suffered four retirements in a row due to technical problems and he has finished in the points in the Monaco Grand Prix in May.

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Series Formula 1
Event Italian GP
Track Monza
Drivers Carlos Sainz Jr.
Teams Toro Rosso
Article type Breaking news