Ferrari has confirmed that Carlos Sainz will start Formula 1’s Turkish Grand Prix from the rear of the grid after taking on a fresh power unit.
Ferrari introduced its new hybrid system at the previous event in Russia as part of its development programme but only Charles Leclerc took on the updated component.
Sainz qualified on the front row of the grid, led the first stint of the race, and went on to claim a third podium of the season.
But for the weekend at Istanbul Park he will take on Ferrari’s new hybrid system and as a result he will start from the back of the grid due to exceeding his season’s worth of allocated power unit components.
Sainz will become the seventh driver to take such a penalty this year.
Ferrari has also announced that Team Principal Mattia Binotto will not be present at this weekend’s event.
Binotto, who was not at several rounds in 2020, has retained a similar stance for some events this year in order to focus on next year’s project.
Ferrari outlined that Binotto will follow all sessions and the race from its remote garage at its Maranello base, with a permanent link to the team at Istanbul Park.