Pierre Gasly will line-up last on the grid for Sunday's German Grand Prix after Honda opted to take a complete set of fresh Formula 1 power unit components following qualifying.

Gasly qualified 17th for Toro Rosso on Saturday at Hockenheim, but will drop to the back of the field as a result of the penalty that is triggered as a result of exceeding the permitted allowance for each component.



Gasly had already been above the limit for four of the six power unit parts, but has taken a complete set of new power unit elements in a tactical change by Honda, taking advantage of his low qualifying position.

With Gasly starting last, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo gains a position on the starting grid, having originally been due to start last as a result of his own grid penalty that was confirmed by the FIA on Friday.

The penalty also promotes Brendon Hartley, Lance Stroll and Stoffel Vandoorne an additional position for the start of the race, the trio having propped up the qualifying order on Saturday.


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