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Italian GP: Power Unit elements

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04/09/2014

Details of drivers power unit elements used prior to the Gran Premio d'Italia weekend.

Driver Car ICE TC MGU-K MGU-H ES CE
Vettel Red Bull 5 4 4 4 2 4
Ricciardo Red Bull 4 3 4 3 2 3
Hamilton Mercedes 4 4 4 4 3 3
Rosberg Mercedes 4 4 4 4 3 3
Alonso Ferrari 4 3 3 3 3 4
Raikkonen Ferrari 4 3 3 4 4 4
Grosjean Lotus 4 5 4 4 3 3
Maldonado Lotus 5 5 5 5 4 3
Button McLaren 4 4 4 4 3 3
Magnussen McLaren 4 4 4 4 3 3
Hulkenberg Force India 4 4 4 4 3 3
Perez Force India 4 4 4 4 3 3
Sutil Sauber 4 4 4 4 4 4
Gutierrez Sauber 4 4 4 4 3 5
Vergne Toro Rosso 4 4 5 4 3 3
Kvyat Toro Rosso 5 4 5 3 2 2
Massa Williams 4 4 4 4 2 3
Bottas Williams 4 4 4 4 3 3
Bianchi Marussia 5 5 4 5 3 4
Rossi Marussia 4 4 4 4 3 4
Lotterer Caterham 4 4 3 4 3 4
Ericsson Caterham 4 4 3 3 2 3

* For information purposes: during the last event the CE DCDC of car 13 was not changed for a new one.

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 Paul C, 07/09/2014 6:15

"A shame for Bianchi. A good idea for Maldonado."

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2. Posted by bfairey, 06/09/2014 21:10

"What a lot crap, who thinks up this shit. It sounds like a Mosley stunt."

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3. Posted by gturner38, 06/09/2014 19:55

"Why would the teams agree to all take a penalty at the same time? There are 11 drivers who still running the 3rd element for all of their components in Belgium and just this race switched to the 4th elements. Those drivers are on pace to do the whole season without penalty since they are getting 4 races out of each component. If they can make their equipment last, they have earned the advantage over the teams that couldn't get the mileage out of their power units."

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4. Posted by Tom2681, 05/09/2014 10:17

"All teams should agree to introduce their sixth element during the same grand prix weekend.
Resulting in a 10-place penalty for every single driver on the grid. Which means they all get to keep their position."

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5. Posted by ClarkwasGod, 04/09/2014 18:45

"and Mercedes?"

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6. Posted by Rock Doc, 04/09/2014 18:24

"What happened to Red Bull?"

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