Alpha Tauri’s Yuki Tsunoda will start the French Grand Prix from the pit lane, after breaking parc ferme rules to fix the car.

Tsunoda, who had an accident in the early stages of Q1, was due to start last anyway. Unfortunately, a suspension and gearbox replacement has relegated the Japanese to the pit lane, as he broke the parc ferme rule.

The rule states the car cannot be changed after the start of qualifying, and if parts did need to be changed, they would need to be the same spec. Tsunoda’s suspension was not, and as such, he will start from the pits.

German Mick Schumacher has escaped any penalties after his accident, and will line up 15th on the grid, after getting Haas into Q2 for the first time this year. There are no other changes to the grid for this afternoon’s French Grand Prix.

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