AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat is set to carry a grid penalty into Formula 1’s British Grand Prix after his gearbox was replaced.
The FIA confirmed on Friday evening that both AlphaTauri drivers will use new gearboxes for the remainder of the weekend at Silverstone.
As Pierre Gasly failed to finish in Hungary he is entitled to use a new gearbox but Kvyat reached the chequered flag and is therefore in breach of the regulations.
A driver must use the same gearbox in a race, should they finish, for six successive events.
Consequently Kvyat is set to drop five places on the grid from wherever he qualifies.
Kvyat finished down in 15th spot during second practice at Silverstone.
The Russian has a solitary point to his name so far in 2020, achieved at the Styrian Grand Prix.