Magicsenna_41 wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:23 pm
NathanOlder wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:21 pm
I wonder if the teams have already accounted for a 4th Power Unit in the years budget. Surley it's the most expensive part to replace. So if they need 4 power units, then that must hit the budget very hard.
I think the cost cap was not for the PU side. Was it? Not sure.
The cost cap was for everything, including R&D, supply chain, materials and parts. Essentially all finances that are used to run the team fall within the cap. Plus, there is a limit of 3 ICE before you start getting penalties.
23.2 a) Unless hea driver drives for more than one (1) Competitor (see Article 23.3 23.2c) below),
and subject to the additions described below, each driver may use no more than 3 engines
(ICE), 3 motor generator units-heat (MGU-H), 3 turbochargers (TC), 2 energy stores (ES),
2 control electronics (CE), 3 motor generator units-kinetic (MGU-K) and eight (8) of each
of the four (4) elements constituting a set of Engine exhaust systems during a
Championship. For the purpose of this article a set of Engine exhaust systems is deemed
to comprise the following four (4) elements: primaries LHS, primaries RHS, secondary LHS
and secondary RHS.
23.2 b) Should a driver use more than the numbers set in a) above of any one of the elements
during a Championship, a race grid place penalty will be imposed upon him at the first Event during which each additional element is used. Penalties will be applied according
to the following table and will be cumulative:
The first time an additional element is used: Ten (10) grid place penalty.
The next time an additional element of the same type is used: Five (5) grid place penalty.
If a driver incurs a penalty exceeding fifteen (15) grid places he will be required to start
the race from the back of the starting grid.
Any of the seven (7) elements will be deemed to have been used once the car’s timing
transponder has shown that it has left the pit lane.
During any single Event, if a driver introduces more than one of the same power unit
element which is subject to penalties, only the last element fitted may be used at
subsequent Events without further penalty.