The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn will lose 15 places on the starting grid of the Grand Prix of Russia after the end of the first practice at the Sochi Autodrom on his MCL32 the failure occurred in the power plant Honda.
Kimi Raikkonen was the best in the first practice session at Sochi Autodrom
The car refused motor-generator MGU-K. In the camp of the Japanese manufacturer decided to replace the whole power unit, so as to replace individual components of the power plant would have left more time, and the Belgian would not be able to participate in the second training session.
Thus, Vandorn already in the fourth stage of the season-2017 exceeded the limit in the field components of the power plant: it will auto install the fifth MGU-H and the turbocharger.
In a statement Honda said: “Presumably the car Stoffel in the first session there is a problem with the MGU-K. We investigate the cause of the fault.
To do everything in the shortest time, we decided to replace the powerplant. We hope to get back on track in the second training.
For Stoffel’s fifth MGU-H and the turbocharger, which means a fine of 15 places on the starting grid of the race.”
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