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Canada GP: Power Unit elements

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05/06/2014

Details of drivers power unit elements used prior to the Grand Prix du Canada weekend

Driver Car ICE TC MGU-K MGU-H ES CE
Vettel Red Bull 3 3 3 3 2 4
Ricciardo Red Bull 3 3 3 3 2 2
Hamilton Mercedes 2 2 2 2 2 2
Rosberg Mercedes 2 2 2 2 2 2
Alonso Ferrari 2 2 3 2 2 2
Raikkonen Ferrari 2 2 3 3 2 2
Grosjean Lotus 2 2 2 2 1 2
Maldonado Lotus 3 3 3 3 2 3
Button McLaren 2 2 2 2 2 2
Magnussen McLaren 2 2 2 2 2 2
Hulkenberg Force India 2 2 2 2 2 2
Perez Force India 2 2 2 2 2 2
Sutil Sauber 3 3 3 3 3 3
Gutierrez Sauber 2 2 3 2 2 3
Vergne Toro Rosso 2 2 2 2 1 2
Kvyat Toro Rosso 3 3 3 3 1 2
Massa Williams 2 2 2 2 2 2
Bottas Williams 2 2 2 2 2 2
Bianchi Marussia 2 2 3 2 2 2
Chilton Marussia 2 2 3 2 2 2
Kobayashi Caterham 2 2 2 2 3 4
Ericsson Caterham 2 2 2 2 2 3

ICE = Internal combustion Engine
TC = Turbo Charger
MGU-K = Motor Generator Unit - Kinetic
MGU-H = Motor Generator Unit - Heat
ES = Energy Store
CE = Control Electronics

Note: Drivers are able to use five of the new power units this season. However, this is more complicated than it first appears since the power unit is deemed to comprise six elements, which can be moved between units should the need arise.

Drivers are able to use five of each of the following: the engine (ICE), the motor generator unit-kinetic (MGU-K), the motor generator unit-heat (MGU-H), the energy store (ES), turbocharger (TC) and control electronics (CE). Each element can be rotated among units.

However, should a driver use more than five of any one of the elements a grid penalty will be imposed at the first event during which each additional element is used. The first time a driver uses a sixth element, a ten-place grid penalty is imposed. Different sixth elements used later will incur a five-place grid penalty. The first time a driver uses a seventh element, a ten-place grid penalty will be imposed. Different seventh elements used later will incur a five-place grid penalty and so on...

If a grid penalty is imposed, and the driver's grid position is such that the full penalty cannot be applied, the remainder of the penalty will be applied at the driver's next race. However, no remaining penalties will be carried forward for more than one race.

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1. Posted by kiwi2wheels, 08/06/2014 13:31

"To Switcher99, hope you didn't misunderstand, I was referring to the " deranged lunatic (s) " !!"

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2. Posted by Switcher99, 06/06/2014 10:21

"And I thought nobody read these comments..."

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3. Posted by kiwi2wheels, 06/06/2014 10:01

"[ " "Are people really expected to try to follow this crap? Which deranged lunatic actually thought it up? " ]

My thoughts veer toward the saying " Some people are alive , only because it's illegal to kill them ".................."

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4. Posted by Switcher99, 06/06/2014 9:48

"Are people really expected to try to follow this crap? Which deranged lunatic actually thought it up? It's about time they through the rule book away and started again. How about:
1. Build an open-wheel car this big
2. Fit any old power unit that doesn't produce more than, say 800hp
3. Let's go racing."

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5. Posted by Chris Balfe (editor), 06/06/2014 9:25

"Noted and article amended accordingly.

Chris"

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6. Posted by Chris Roper, 05/06/2014 23:46

"Your chart is much appreciated by those of us who follow the technical / engineering aspects of F1, but it may help if you reminded the readers how many of each they are allowed and, if possible, any penalty's inured in the process.

Cheers
Chris"

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