https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/arti ... e-a-point/At the current level of technology we are looking at power units with a total of around 1100bhp or 800Kw (split 450Kw/350Kw between engine and battery) which will suddenly be bereft of the battery’s 350kw contribution somewhere on the lap. It raises the prospect of hazardously big speed differentials as one car empties its charge for the lap and the other does not, but there are other implications too, as Verstappen elucidated after trying the ’26 PU on the simulator.
I doubt that they will run at full power and run out of battery. Instead, they will use full power from the MGUK in short periods to minimise lap times, and use lower power elsewhere.
So basically the full power will be used out of corners, particularly slow corners, and then quickly reduced.