F1: Ricciardo’s Brazil GP grid penalty triggered by fire extinguisher

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has revealed the freak cause of Daniel Ricciardo’s grid penalty at the Brazilian Grand Prix for changing his turbocharger following his retirement from the Mexican Grand Prix with the finger pointed at an eagle-eyed track marshal.
But starting the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend it was confirmed Ricciardo would serve a five-place grid penalty for taking on a new turbocharger – exceeding the permitted number of the unit for the season.
Following a full investigation into the issue, Horner has revealed the Australian driver’s Mexican GP turbocharger was effectively written off during his retirement from the race when a fire marshal spotted his car smoking and duly squirted extinguisher foam on the car.

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