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Engine penalty system tweaked for 2018

A change to the much-maligned engine penalty system has been made ahead of the 2018 season in an attempt to make it easier for fans to understand grid positions for races. The likes of Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne were racking up monster 35-place grid penalties in 2017 after changing a variety of engine components. Mixed in with other penalties to other drivers, it would become a confusing task trying to work out the grid once qualifying was complete. In a bid to counter that, as soon as a driver reaches 15 places in grid penalties, they will automatically go to the back of the grid. If another driver clocks up 15 places at the same weekend, they will 'will be arranged at the back...
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