Norris takes new power unit for Eifel Grand Prix – but won’t be hit with a grid penalty

NUERBURG, GERMANY - OCTOBER 10: Lando Norris of Great Britain driving the (4) McLaren F1 Team MCL35

McLaren's mechanics have had a busy morning at the Nurburgring after the team had to change the Renault power unit in Lando Norris' MCL35 car ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix.

In the build up to the race the team revealed they had found a problem with the unit he used for qualifying on Saturday.

The team said: "We detected an issue with Lando's power unit yesterday after qualifying, which Renault is investigating. As a consequence, we had to change his PU this morning (new elements: ICE, MGUH, MGUK and TC)."

Norris will not receive a penalty for taking the new engine as this is the third use of each component and therefore within the allocation.

The Briton was happy with making Q3 on Saturday and grabbing P8 on the grid with an older McLaren package than his team mate Carlos Sainz, who will start the race behind him in 10th.



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