Red Bull and Toro Rosso drivers plus Alonso take engine penalties | 2018 Russian Grand Prix

One-quarter of the drivers in this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix have had engine penalties confirmed as the first practice session began at the Sochi circuit.

Red Bull have fitted a new engine, turbo, MGU-H and MGU-K to each of their cars, including a complete new power unit for Max Verstappen, as they reverted to Renault’s B-spec power unit.

The Toro Rosso pair also have new power units this weekend as Honda has introduced the upgrade ahead of its home race next week. Running the new unit for the first time at Sochi will mean the drivers take the associated grid penalties this weekend instead of at Suzuka.

Fernando Alonso is the fifth driver to take a new engine this weekend, and will join the other four at the back of the grid for Sunday’s race. His car was driven by Lando Norris in first practice.

The five drivers lined up at the exit of the pit lane well ahead of the start of first practice as the order in which they began the session could have a bearing on where they start the race after penalties are applied. Alonso was the first out, followed by the Red Bulls and Toro Rossos.

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Power unit components used so far

No. Car Engine Driver ICE TC MGU-H MGU-K ES CE
28 Toro Rosso Honda Brendon Hartley 7 6 6 6 3 4
10 Toro Rosso Honda Pierre Gasly 6 6 6 5 3 3
27 Renault Renault Nico Hulkenberg 5 6 5 4 4 4
3 Red Bull TAG Heuer Daniel Ricciardo 5 5 5 5 4 4
14 McLaren Renault Fernando Alonso 4 4 4 4 3 3
33 Red Bull TAG Heuer Max Verstappen 4 4 4 4 3 3
77 Mercedes Mercedes Valtteri Bottas 4 4 4 3 3 3
55 Renault Renault Carlos Sainz Jnr 4 4 4 3 3 3
2 McLaren Renault Stoffel Vandoorne 4 4 4 3 3 3
9 Sauber Ferrari Marcus Ericsson 4 3 3 2 2 2
8 Haas Ferrari Romain Grosjean 3 3 3 2 2 2
20 Haas Ferrari Kevin Magnussen 3 3 3 2 2 2
31 Sauber Ferrari Charles Leclerc 3 3 3 2 2 2
5 Ferrari Ferrari Sebastian Vettel 3 3 3 2 2 2
44 Mercedes Mercedes Lewis Hamilton 3 3 3 2 2 2
11 Force India Mercedes Sergio Perez 3 3 3 2 2 2
31 Force India Mercedes Esteban Ocon 3 3 3 2 2 2
18 Williams Mercedes Lance Stroll 3 3 3 2 2 2
35 Williams Mercedes Sergey Sitorkin 3 3 3 2 2 2
7 Ferrari Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen 3 3 3 2 2 2

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