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Ricciardo will take Hungarian GP grid penalties

Ricciardo will take Hungarian GP grid penalties

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Ricciardo will take Hungarian GP grid penalties

Ricciardo will take Hungarian GP grid penalties

Renault will sacrifice Daniel Ricciardo's Hungarian Grand Prix starting position in order to use new engine parts, meaning the Australian will drop to the back of the grid.

Ricciardo was only due to start 18th at the Hungaroring, after a squabble with Sergio Perez ruined both drivers' final laps in Q1 and eliminated them in the first segment.

With the Budapest track notoriously difficult to overtake on, Renault will take the penalties now to avoid being lumbered with them in more favourable races later in the season.

Alan Permane, Renault sporting director, said: "Daniel's P18 in qualifying is a hard one to take. The track evolution is significant over a session, but waiting until the end leaves the door open for traffic.

"Daniel had time to back off, but was perhaps not aware of the extent of the situation.

"Given we are towards the back we will use the opportunity to change his PU and take penalties to avoid taking them at a race where there is perhaps more potential to make up ground.

"Nevertheless we will approach the race tomorrow looking for every opportunity to move up and leave with some points on the board."

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