Albon crashed backwards into the wall at Turn 13 early in the first part of qualifying at , which brought out the red flags.

He had been due to line up 18th on the grid even with his own five-place grid penalty applied for taking a new Spec 4 engine this weekend.

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However, the revealed on Sunday morning that has replaced the floor on Albon’s car to one of a different specification.

As that has occurred under parc ferme conditions, the matter has been referred to the stewards, and he has been assessed a pitlane start.

and have taken the opportunity to make further changes.

Albon has a new gearbox, which was expected after his rearward shunt, as well as a new turbocharger, MGU-K and MGU-H in his engine.

Speaking when he thought he would start from the back of the grid, Albon said: “It’s a good track in terms of fighting and you can overtake – it’s not a track like , for instance.

“So, we’ll see, I think of course the strategy, we can now choose our tyre and everything like that, so we’ll have a look at that and we’ll see where we can be.

“I missed out on a bit of long running in FP2 with my floor damage, so we did get a bit in during FP3.

“It looked pretty good as well, so I’m not too worried. I’ve just got to make it work.”


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