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Kvyat gets engine change grid penalty

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Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat has incurred a ten-place grid penalty for using his sixth engine of the season at the Italian Grand Prix.

The penalty is the first to be handed out this year to any driver for using more than five power unit components. The penalty will see him drop ten places on the grid, and he will serve all of that at Monza after qualifying 11th - meaning he starts from 21st on Sunday. Rules stipulate the penalty could have been carried over to the next grand prix weekend if he qualified within ten places of the back of the grid.

The FIA confirmed Kvyat had used six internal combustion engines after a change on Friday evening.

"The internal combustion engine used by the above driver is the sixth new internal combustion engine for the 2014 championship season and as this is not in conformity with Article 28.4a of the 2014 Formula 1 sporting regulations," read a statement from the FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer.

The other components that fall under the regulation are the MGU-K (Motor Generator Unit - Kinetic), Energy Store, Turbo Charger, MGU-H (Motor Generator Unit - Heat) and Control Electronics.

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