Verstappen set for engine-change penalty

Max Verstappen will get a 10-place grid penalty in the Belgian Grand Prix following an engine change after Friday practice.

The Toro Rosso driver started the weekend with his fifth Renault engine of the season, but the unit will be changed ahead of tomorrow's qualifying session.

It means Verstappen will use a sixth engine and will therefore be handed a grid penalty.

The Dutch driver will still start ahead of McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, who got 25 and 30-place grid penalties after their engine changes.

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Series Formula 1
Event Belgian GP
Track Spa-Francorchamps
Drivers Max Verstappen
Teams Toro Rosso
Article type Breaking news