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F1 teams debate alternatives to grid penalty system

F1 teams are debating along with the FIA and Liberty Media the merits of a few alternatives to the sport's current grid penalty system for exceeding power unit element limits. Potential substitutes to grid drops which have been tabled include time penalties, ballast and fuel restrictions Renault's Cyril Abiteboul stated a case for time penalties, arguing such a scheme would at least encourage penalized drivers to take part in qualifying, where as the current system takes away any incentive to run on the Saturday afternoon session. "Our position since a while hasn't changed," said Abiteboul, speaking in Friday's team boss conference in Singapore. "We're suggesting a time...
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