Tsunoda claimed he was "too excited", resulting in "a silly mistake", forcing his team into making extensive repairs given the damage, and a back-of-the-grid start at a circuit where it is notoriously difficult to overtake.
The FIA has confirmed that AlphaTauri has changed the internal combustion engine, turbocharger, MGU-H, MGU-K, energy store, control electronics, as well as the exhaust system, all of which are within the regulations.
The car has also received a new gearbox, and while a breach of the rules and carrying it with a five-place grid penalty, the punishment is naturally moot given Tsunoda's starting grid slot.
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