FIA confirms Tsunoda’s 10-place grid penalty in Monza after fifth F1 reprimand

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Tsunoda acquired his newest reprimand finally weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix for driving to the pits with loosened seatbelts after stopping on monitor.

It was Tsunoda’s fifth reprimand of the 2022 season and as 4 of these reprimands had been issued for driving associated offences, the Japanese driver has been slapped with a 10-place grid penalty at Monza.

Tsunoda beforehand acquired reprimands for driving unnecessarily slowly in Australian GP qualifying, after which hindering Sebastian Vettel in Australia apply, Charles Leclerc in Bahrain and Kevin Magnussen in Monaco.

Talking on Thursday, Tsunoda stated it was a disgrace he bought hit with one other reprimand within the Netherlands and was dissatisfied that the majority of his reprimands had been issued for offences in free apply classes.

“It is a disgrace that I bought reprimanded. The scenario, I could not management it a lot,” Tsunoda stated.

“And in addition, many of the reprimands I bought was the primary half of the season, which most of time had been free apply site visitors issues and the rule was not even settled.

“Particularly the brand new race administrators, they had been discovering the sort of line for the penalty. 

“It is not best for after all, however anyway, it’s what it’s. And no less than I can reset these reprimands for the for the second half.”

Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03

Photograph by: Purple Bull Content material Pool

After Monaco, which was Tsunoda’s third reprimand for impeding others in free apply, the steward did argue that “is just not widespread to impose penalties for impeding throughout free apply classes” however they deemed that his hindering of Haas driver Magnussen “was sufficiently critical to warrant the penalty imposed.”

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Tsunoda is not the one driver to be hit with grid penalties in Italy, with Lewis Hamilton set for a again of the grid begin after taking his fourth Mercedes energy unit of the season.

Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas can be set for a grid drop after exceeding his allowance for varied energy unit components.

Extra grid penalties may but observe at Monza, the place overtaking is far simpler than within the races that observe.

Sergio Perez is deemed to be a major candidate for a grid drop if Purple Bull opts to alter the Mexican’s energy unit.

Haas driver Mick Schumacher can be set to be penalised with a grid penalty for a gearbox change.

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