The weekend of the 2022 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix is a very complex one for the teams, as the Hermanos Rodríguez Autodrome is one of the most demanding on the calendar for single-seaters due to its altitude, the highest of the entire year . The Mexican layout is located at an altitude of 2,200 meters above sea level, something that far exceeds the next on the list, Interlagos, which is only 700 meters away.
For this reason, in addition to all the mileage accumulated throughout one of the longest courses in the history of the highest category of motorsport, the drivers and their teams always have in mind to change the components of their power unit to resist the fine air of the country’s capital. Due to these factors, after the publication of the official documents of the FIA on the modifications of the parts of the engines of the participants, the fans were able to know the name of the first sanctioned in Mexican lands for the starting grid on Sunday.
This is Kevin Magnussen, and the Danish driver will have to face a punishment of five positions for changing his internal combustion engine (ICE), according to Article 28.2 of the regulations of the international federation.
This is the fifth component for the Haas so far this year, and although at the moment it is the only sanction, it would not be unusual to see the Americans decide to install more parts to ensure they reach the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix without problems in its Ferrari engine.
Although he is the first to be penalized for technical reasons, he will not be the only one to drop a few places from his original place in the standings, and that is Lance Stroll, due to the accident he caused with Fernando Alonso at the last United States Grand Prix United, he will have to face a punishment of three places, in addition to two points in the super license for his action.
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