Yuki Tsunoda was already set to begin the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from the again for the grid after shunting his AlphaTauri AT02 at first of qualifying. However the Japanese driver has additionally been hit with a grid penalty for taking over a brand new gearbox and energy unit parts on account of the crash.
An formidable line via the notoriously difficult Variante Alta chicane noticed Tsunoda get caught out in Q1 as Saturday’s qualifying acquired below method, with Tsunoda’s automobile rotating into the wall, bringing out a crimson flag and ending his possibilities of making his first Q3 look in F1.
However as soon as his AlphaTauri staff had checked over the automobile, the choice was made to tackle a whole new Honda energy unit – particularly inside combustion engine, MGU-Ok and MGU-H, turbocharger, vitality retailer and management electronics – in addition to a brand new exhaust system and gearbox.
2021 Emilia Romagna GP Qualifying: Yuki Tsunoda smashes into wall in Q1