McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will start Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix at the back of the grid as his team prepare to incur yet more engine penalties with some modifications in time for Monza.
It means McLaren will have to accept an automatic penalty, having alreadt used more than their permitted number of engine parts, despite encountering setback after setback during the 2017 season.
Engine partner Honda will upgrade Alonso’s car in time for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, and BBC Sport reported McLaren will make the changes with the intention of a stronger competition at the Singapore Grand Prix on September 17.
Lewis Hamilton has been tipped to win back-to-back races and is a 8/15 (1.53) frontrunner to win at Monza, while standings leader Sebastian Vettel is further afield at 7/2 (4.50).
In comparison, Alonso is a near impossibility to succeed in Italy and has been listed at tall odds of 2000/1 (2001.00) with Paddy Power.
Image courtesy of Formula 1.
2017 Italian Grand Prix Odds
Lewis Hamilton: 8/15 (1.53)
Sebastian Vettel: 7/2 (4.50)
Valtteri Bottas: 9/2 (5.50)
Kimi Raikkonen: 14/1 (15.00)
Max Verstappen: 40/1 (41.00)
Daniel Ricciardo: 40/1 (41.00)
Fernando Alonso: 2000/1 (2001.00)