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Drivers face even tougher component penalties in 2018

Such is the current state of the sport, certainly in terms of the universally loathed grid penalty rules, at the recent Italian Grand Prix, pole-man Lewis Hamilton was the only driver who started from the same position he qualified. With 9 drivers handed grid penalties ranging from 5 to 35, all for exceeding their allocation of power units or components, and with the likes of the Red Bull duo demoted to the back row, the sport (yet again) was made a laughing stock. However, as the sport seeks an alternative, not wanting to punish the drivers but aware that teams (manufacturers) must be held to account for poor reliability, and with Ross Brawn admitting that it could be 2021 before changes...
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