Pierre Gasly will start Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix from the last row of the grid after Toro Rosso opted to fit a new Formula 1 power unit on his car ahead of the race.

Gasly and Toro Rosso teammate Brendon Hartley both arrived in Canada with Honda's newly-updated power unit in their cars, giving them hope of making a step forward in performance so they could fit further up the order.

While Hartley was able to record his best qualifying result in five races, Gasly dropped out in Q1 after an issue on his power unit in FP3 forced Toro Rosso to move back to his previous-spec engine.

The Frenchman admitted after qualifying he was concerned that he would face a grid penalty for his home race in France in two weeks' time in order to get back onto the updated power unit, only for Honda to confirm before the race that he would instead be taking the penalty ahead of today's race.

While Gasly will now be back onto the updated power unit for the race, he will start from P19 as a result of the grid penalty, which is to be confirmed by the FIA in the coming hours.

Gasly still lines up ahead of Romain Grosjean, who technically failed tu qualify after not setting a time in Q1.



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