F1: Verstappen forced to take 3rd and final Honda engine for 2022

As predicted would happen by AutoRacing1.com, Max Verstappen will take a fresh engine – his third and final one of the Formula 1 season – for the Hungarian Grand Prix, after Honda detected a problem overnight.

This means he will need a 4th engine later in the year, which result in a grid penalty and all but ending his championship hopes.

A statement from Honda said: “During post-qualifying checks we noticed something on Max’s PU which might have developed over the course of the weekend, likely to be an after-effect of the Silverstone crash.

“We have therefore changed it for a new PU of the same specification. According to the regulations, Max is allowed to start from his third position on the grid with no penalty incurred.”

Max Verstappen is essentially screwed