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Engine penalties set to shake-up Formula One grid

The starting order for races in the second half of the season could be in for a shake-up with some drivers likely to be hit by grid penalties for exceeding their annual allocation of power units and their related components. Last year teams were limited to using eight engines in a season with a driver taking a ten-place grid penalty every time an engine over and above the allocation was used. This year, it’s a little bit more complex. THE POWER UNIT VS THE ENGINE To begin with, unlike last year, when the engine was essentially a single whole, this year’s complex power units with all their hybrid systems comprise six individual components: The traditional internal combustion engine The...
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