Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso are the first drivers to be guaranteed engine grid penalties in Austria this weekend.
Ricciardo took his fifth V6 today, which means a 10-place grid penalty for the Australian. Although RBR team mate Daniil Kvyat is also on the bubble, having used four V6s, thus far he has not taken a fifth.
Meanwhile Fernando Alonso has taken a fifth V6, MGU-H and turbo. That means he gets 10 + 5 + 5 places for a total of 20. Given that he won’t be able to take all those places the likelihood is that he will also have a drive through penalty early in the race, as experienced by Jenson Button in Canada. Alonso has also taken his third MGU-K.
Button intimated yesterday that he could get another penalty this weekend. Jenson is already on his fourth V6 and fourth MGU-K.
The FIA has noted that it was informed of Ricciardo’s change on Monday, and Alonso’s on Tuesday. That means Ricciardo’s will be applied first when the grid is shuffled around.