The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn will start the U.S. Grand Prix from last place on the grid because of changing the elements of the power plant Honda on his MCL32.
Before the race weekend it became known that the Belgian will lose five places on the starting grid due to gearbox replacement.
In qualifying Stoffel took the 13th place but had to start 14th due to the large number of fines from other pilots.
The starting grid of the Grand Prix USA
However, on the eve of Sunday’s race, the team from Woking had to replace the elements of the power plant: on the car Vandorn set 11-e motor-generator MGU-H and the turbocharger, and ninth internal combustion engine and the eighth motor-generator MGU-K.
Thus, the total penalty Vandorn will be 30 seats, and on the grill it will be closing.
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