Published: Sat, October 21, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Hartley set for grid penalties on F1 debut

Hartley set for grid penalties on F1 debut

Indonesian driver Gelael, a former team-mate of New Zealand's Mitch Evans in the GP2 series, finished 17th and was taking part in practice instead of Kyvat, who has taken over the second Toro Rosso auto for the remainder of the event.

Brendon Hartley's name accompanied by the Australian flag.

Brendon Hartley had a hairy moment at the US Grand Prix when his helmet lifted at speed during his first Formula One practice session on Friday.

But the 27-year-old New Zealander said that, seven years after being dumped by the Red Bull stable, he was returning as a much stronger and fully-rounded driver than before.

Hartley, who completed 69 laps on the day (13 more than race distance), also put in the performance against a backdrop of bad news.

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STR team principal Franz Tost confirmed to Autosport that Hartley will take a complete new power unit this weekend, and that the decision was made before it was confirmed that Hartley would be making his maiden F1 start in that vehicle, which was driven by Pierre Gasly in the last two races.

Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley has sharpened up for his Formula One debut in the US Grand Prix this weekend with a solid effort in practice at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

The new components incur penalties for exceeding the season's allocation.

Hartley's F1 debut is set to continue tomorrow when he takes part in qualifying, although he will incura 30-place grid penalty for the race after his team changed the car's power unit before practice got underway. He also won in Malaysia earlier this month, a day after his birthday.

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