Carlos Sainz Jr and Kevin Magnussen get Baku F1 grid penalties

Carlos Sainz Jr and Kevin Magnussen are set for five-place grid penalties for Formula 1's European Grand Prix in Baku after changing their gearboxes

Carlos Sainz Jr and Kevin Magnussen get Baku F1 grid penalties

Sainz drops from 13th to 18th on the grid, which promotes Fernando Alonso, Esteban Gutierrez, Felipe Nasr and Rio Haryanto by a place.

The change is the second in as many races after Toro Rosso was forced to swap Sainz's gearbox in Canada when it was damaged in an accident in qualifying.

Magnussen, who qualified 21st ahead of team-mate Jolyon Palmer as Renault filled the back row, will start from the pitlane.

As well as a gearbox change, Renault also made suspension set-up changes to his car in parc ferme.

Magnussen said after qualifying that the team had tried a different direction with the set-up that had not worked.

"We realised after P3 that we were going to be very slow and went a completely different way on the set-up," he said.

"We tried the car in a place that we'd never tried it before.

"It wasn't good but it was the right thing to try something different.

"Not because we thought it would be really better, but just to learn.

"We had some problems and if what we tried could fix some of those problems, then at least we would know.

"We decided to learn instead of going for a perfect set-up."

shares
comments
Lewis Hamilton given a replacement F1 tyre for Baku GP

Previous article

Lewis Hamilton given a replacement F1 tyre for Baku GP

Next article

Nico Rosberg rebuilds Formula 1 points lead with dominant Baku win

Nico Rosberg rebuilds Formula 1 points lead with dominant Baku win
Load comments
How Tsunoda plans to achieve his F1 potential Plus

How Tsunoda plans to achieve his F1 potential

Yuki Tsunoda arrived in grand prix racing amid a whirlwind of hype, which only increased after his first race impressed the biggest wigs in Formula 1. His road since has been rocky and crash-filled, and OLEG KARPOV asks why Red Bull maintains faith in a driver who admits he isn’t really that big a fan of F1?

The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages Plus

The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages

OPINION: After Lewis Hamilton responded to reports labelling him 'furious' with Mercedes following his heated exchanges over team radio during the Russian Grand Prix, it provided a snapshot on how Formula 1 broadcasting radio snippets can both illuminate and misrepresent the true situation

Formula 1
Oct 14, 2021
Why F1’s approach to pole winners with grid penalties undermines drivers Plus

Why F1’s approach to pole winners with grid penalties undermines drivers

OPINION: Valtteri Bottas is credited with pole position for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, despite being beaten in qualifying. This is another example of Formula 1 and the FIA scoring an own goal by forgetting what makes motorsport magic, with the Istanbul race winner also a victim of this in the championship’s recent history

Formula 1
Oct 13, 2021
Turkish Grand Prix Driver Ratings Plus

Turkish Grand Prix Driver Ratings

On a day that the number two Mercedes enjoyed a rare day in the sun, the Turkish Grand Prix produced several standout drives - not least from a driver who has hit a purple patch of late

Formula 1
Oct 11, 2021
The hidden factors that thwarted Hamilton's bid for shock Turkish GP glory Plus

The hidden factors that thwarted Hamilton's bid for shock Turkish GP glory

Starting 11th after his engine change grid penalty, Lewis Hamilton faced a tough task to repeat his Turkish Grand Prix heroics of 2020 - despite making strong early progress in the wet. Instead, his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas broke through for a first win of the year to mitigate Max Verstappen re-taking the points lead

Formula 1
Oct 11, 2021
How pitstops evolved into an F1 art form Plus

How pitstops evolved into an F1 art form

A Formula 1 pitstop is a rapid-fire blend of high technology and human performance. PAT SYMONDS describes how the science of margin gains makes stops so quick

Formula 1
Oct 10, 2021
Why Mercedes' Istanbul edge is both stronger and weaker than it seems Plus

Why Mercedes' Istanbul edge is both stronger and weaker than it seems

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton dominated the opening day of action for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, on the Istanbul circuit’s much improved track surface. But the Black Arrows squad’s position isn’t quite what it seems. Here’s why

Formula 1
Oct 8, 2021
The rise and fall of Lotus as an F1 superpower Plus

The rise and fall of Lotus as an F1 superpower

On 8 October 1961, Innes Ireland claimed victory at the United States Grand Prix to herald the true arrival of a new Formula 1 giant. While Team Lotus endured plenty of highs and lows until the team folded over three decades later, Colin Chapman's squad made F1 history and helped shape the championship

Formula 1
Oct 8, 2021