F1: Ricciardo and Alonso receive grid penalties in Austria

Daniel Ricciardo (R) currently sits seventh in the points while Fernando Alonso (L) has yet to score a point in 2015.

Sam Bloxham

Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso are the first drivers to have confirmed engine grid penalties in Austria this weekend.

Ricciardo took his fifth V6 of the season on Friday, which means a 10-place grid penalty for the Australian. Daniil Kvyat is also on the bubble, having used four V6s thus far.

Meanwhile Fernando Alonso has taken a fifth V6, MGU-H and turbo, totaling up to a total of a 20-place grid penalty for Sunday (10 spots for the V6, five spots each for the MGU-H and turbo). Given that he won’t be able to take all those places, the likelihood is that he will also have a drive through penalty early in the race, as experienced by Jenson Button in Canada. Alonso has also taken his third MGU-K.

Button intimated on Thursday that he could get another penalty this weekend. Jenson is already on his fourth V6 and fourth MGU-K.

The FIA has noted that it was informed of Ricciardo’s change on Monday, and Alonso’s on Tuesday. That means Ricciardo’s will be applied first when the grid is shuffled around.

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