Drivers face grid drops in Italy ahead of Singapore

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo

Both Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat could take 10-place engine drops at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.

Red Bull expects to endure a challenging weekend at Monza, with the circuit’s long straights set to expose the weaknesses of their Renault engines.

Team boss Christian Horner is viewing the following round at Singapore as a better opportunity for the team to get back to competitive ways.

“Singapore is the next sensible opportunity,” Horner said.

“Monza is going to be a tough weekend for us, and we may have another penalty to take, engine-wise, there. It would be strategically better to take it there than later in the year.”