Grid penalty rain is raining on the US circuit this weekend. Before the start of the weekend Sebastian Cut And George Russell has already announced that they will be putting out a new Mercedes engine. Incidentally, the motor development is prohibited, so it is about the same specification as before. Teams can only make a major upgrade Ferrari After all, all producers have done it before the start of the season.
On Friday, the name of Valteri Potos could be added to that list. Unlike other drivers, the Mercedes driver only goes for a new combustion engine (ICE), which is already his sixth season. This means Finn doesn’t have to start on the back, but ‘only’ five places will take the stage fine. Bee Fernando Alonso This is different. FIA documents show it Alpine Changed all components. Alonso can count on a new ICE, MGU-H, MGU-K, turbo, battery, control electronics and a new exhaust system.
He exceeds the allowable amount for all those components, resulting in more than sixty seats in the stage. It is noteworthy that Alonso exceeded the limit with exhaust systems. Of those, eight are allowed and most drivers are far from reaching that number. Like Vettel and Russell, Alonso’s name is spelled ‘Behind the Grid’. Who actually gets out in the twentieth is determined by the merit decision. The fastest man of the above three can start at eighteen.
Alpine made the change as a precaution after Alonso stopped free training since Friday. The French team suspected a water leak and was able to continue training, but did not want to take any remaining risks this weekend. In addition, this switch provides Alonso with additional components in his pool during the upcoming racing weekends. An added advantage is that it is entirely possible to overtake in the American circuit and Austin is a better place for a grid penalty than Interlogos.
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