Ricciardo, Hartley, Gasly hit with F1 grid penalties in Brazil

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Daniel Ricciardo, Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly will all drop back on the Formula 1 grid for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix after race stewards confirmed penalties for the trio following engine changes.

Recurring engine issues have left customer teams Red Bull and Toro Rosso both struggling for reliability in recent races. Ricciardo has retired from the last two races due to problems with his power unit, while both Gasly and Hartley had their Mexican Grand Prix weekends marred by multiple issues.

Ricciardo confirmed to reporters on Thursday at Interlagos that an engine penalty was “likely” after retiring in Mexico, with FIA officials confirming the Red Bull racer would drop 10 places on the grid after taking a new MGU-H for his power unit.

Toro Rosso drivers Hartley and Gasly will also drop 10 places after taking new parts, but may face further penalties after both were sidelined in FP1 with problems.