Wheels24.co.za | Ricciardo facing penalty in Canada – Newey

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Daniel Ricciardo may not have escaped the threat of looming penalties this weekend in Canada.

Last week, we reported that after the Red Bull driver nursed his malfunctioning MGU-K unit to victory in Monaco, the technology seemed to have survived.

No penalty for Ricciardo

“It looks like there will be no grid penalty for us in Montreal,” Dr Helmut Marko confirmed.

READ: No penalty for Ricciardo in Canada

But Adrian Newey, Red Bull’s technical boss, does not agree.

“He’s probably going to have a penalty in Montreal, but we don’t know how many places.

Depending on whether the battery has been touched or not, the penalty could be heavier. We are waiting for news from Renault, but the MGU-K will be replaced for sure,” he is quoted by France’s L’Equipe.

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