New engine elements send Norris to the back of the grid


Lando Norris will join Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the back of this afternoon's German Grand Prix grid following a series of engine component changes for the McLaren driver.

Norris - who qualified 16th in Saturday's session after encountering a battery pack issue - sees his Renault engine fitted with a new MGU-K, a new energy store (ES) and a new control electronics (CE) element.

For Norris, it's the third element of each component, a tally that puts the Brit over the limit for the year, thus entailing a grid penalty that sends him to the back of the grid.

Furthermore, Vettel, who was already set to start on the last row following his early demise fromn qualifying on Saturday, takes on a new control electronics that also exceeds his Ferrari engine's limit for the season.

Finally, Ferrari has fitted a new ICE, turbo and MGU-H to Kimi Raikkonen's power unit but the changes are within the Alfa Romeo's drivers allowance, therefore safeguarding the Finn against a grid demotion.

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