F1 grid lowered to eighteen as an additional driver drops out

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will now be contested by eighteen motorists following Yuki Tsunoda broke down on the way to the grid.

Tsunoda was on his reconnaissance lap en route to his P19 grid slot when he claimed motor concerns about the radio just before coming to a end on keep track of although caught in 3rd equipment.

The Japanese driver also encountered trustworthiness concerns in qualifying and unsuccessful to established a time.

Right after Mick Schumacher was dominated out of Sunday’s race next his monster shunt through Q2, Tsunoda is the 2nd driver not to line up on the grid.

This leaves the AlphaTauri staff with a sole consultant in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as Pierre Gasly strains up ninth on the grid.

“I will not know particularly what transpired but it appeared like anything in the drivetrain. We stopped the motor vehicle and he simply cannot race,” mentioned AlphaTauri staff principal Franz Tost.

Sergio Perez will head the area absent from pole placement when the lights go out in Jeddah.

regrettably @yukitsunoda07 will not get component in today’s race.the staff is at the moment investigating the problem which induced him to end on keep track of. pic.twitter.com/LXcKWZILLB

— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) March 27, 2022

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