Verstappen, Gasly set to begin from again in Monza
Honda launched its Spec Four energy unit on the Belgian Grand Prix final weekend, with Alexander Albon and Daniil Kvyat taking the improve. Albon didn’t really race with the brand new energy unit however each nonetheless needed to begin from the again in consequence, with Purple Bull and Toro Rosso concentrating on circuits the place it’s simpler to overhaul than at most.
Persevering with with that method, Verstappen and Gasly will now be a part of their teammates in utilizing the Spec Four this weekend, with Honda F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe confirming the penalties.
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