And that Alonso's engine will last 5 races. :lol:
I think he can use any of the previously used engines. He doesnt have to stick to the one used in Monza for the rest of the year.
Alonso and Massa took a new block at both Monza and Spa, meaning that they intend to use those two for the remainder of the races, probably use them for 2 races each, and have engine number 6 that was used for Saturday & Sunday sessions in Germany and Hungary as the one they will have for PF1 and FP2 with their first engine returning at Abu Dhabi as they changed that out in Parc Ferme there, and as per the rules, they can use that block for the last race. Ferarri have it fine for engine management going on my engine usage figures. No worries on that one.
Everyone but Webber, both Renaults and Heidfeld has one block remaining, the others appart from Heidfeld have 2 blocks remaining. Heidfeld now takes on De La Rosas allocation, on whitch id expect him to take a new block at Singapore so as not to make it as marginal, as De La Rosa blew 3 of his allocation and has used up 3 more of his allocations useable life, meaning he can really only use 3 blocks that all have marjinal life for the remaining 5 GPs. Id Expect Heidfeld to take a 10 place drop at Singapore, simply so he can have each of the 3 blocks he has left take 1 more GP and the 10th block to the other 2 GPs.
Webber has blown 2 engines, but with 2 new blocks has a massive advantage, and both Renaults have played it well with engines as well so those guys have a race where they can really turn the wick up and not really care. Id expect all 3 of those drivers to take a new block at Japan and Brazil just to maximise their milage. All the drivers with one fresh engine will probably take their fresh block at either Japan or Korea.
Thats my view on the way the engines will be managed for the remainder of the season. The Average driver is on his 7th block so far.
As for gearboxes, thats a effen mess, Senna has used 8, Hekki 7, and Trulli and Senna will be allowed to take a fresh one at Singapore as well. Glock is on his 8th and Di Grassi is on his 7th. The average driver is on his 5th transmission of the season so far.