Mclaren’s driver, Lando Norris will start the Eifel Grand Prix with a new engine in the back of his Mclaren MCL35. After the Saturday qualifying round the team decided that he will be starting the race on a brand new power unit.
Norris will start the race at the Nürburgring with a brand new Renault engine. This engine is still within the limits of the season and therefore Norris will not receive a grid penalty. He had a great qualifying session and beat his team mate Carlos Sainz for the fifth time this season. On Sunday he will fight for a good number of points to maintain his fourth position in the championship.
In the build up to the race the team revealed they had found a problem with the unit he used for qualifying on Saturday.
The team said: “We detected an issue with Lando’s power unit yesterday after qualifying, which Renault is investigating. As a consequence, we had to change his PU this morning (new elements: ICE, MGUH, MGUK and TC).”
Norris will not receive a penalty for taking the new engine as this is the third use of each component and therefore within the allocation.The Briton was happy with making Q3 on Saturday and grabbing P8 on the grid with an older McLaren package than his team mate Carlos Sainz, who will start the race behind him in 10th.