Daniel Ricciardo is set to start Sunday's German Grand Prix from the back of the grid after the FIA confirmed Red Bull has changed a number of parts on his Formula 1 power unit, exceeding his part limit for the season.

Ricciardo said on Thursday the team was braced for a grid drop as a result of the power unit changes, made to improve the team's chances next weekend in Hungary as well as offering a boost heading into the remainder of the season.

The FIA confirmed following the start of first practice on Friday that Ricciardo's car had been fitted with a new MGU-K, control electronics and energy store, exceeding his element limit for the season on all three parts.

As a result, Ricciardo is due to start from the rear of the grid, with the penalty set to be confirmed by the FIA later today.

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