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Ricciardo drops another five places with gearbox change

Ricciardo bracing for an exciting race
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Daniel Ricciardo's Monza grid penalty tally shot up to 25 following Red Bull's decision to replace the Aussie's gearbox on his RB13.

Ricciardo kick-started his Italian Grand Prix weekend with  a 20-spot demotion as a result of taking on a sixth MGU-H, and a fifth ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) and turbocharger.

The Honey Badger will likely enjoy some good company at the rear of the grid on Sunday, starting with team mate Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz and McLaren's Fernando Alonso who all took on new power units elements and were handed respectively a 15, 10 and 35-place grid drop.

The penalties will be applied in the order in which the drivers first left the pit lane in FP1 yesterday morning, although one fails to see the relevancy in this FIA rule.

Ricciardo's penalty will this be applied first, follwoed by Sainz, Alonso and Verstappen.

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