Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Monaco, 2018

Power unit part change moves Raikkonen close to penalty

2018 Monaco Grand Prix

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Kimi Raikkonen is one power unit part change away from taking a 10-place grid penalty after new parts were fitted to his Ferrari ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Ferrari has fitted a second new control electronics unit to his car. Drivers are limited to a maximum of two control electronics units for the season, meaning he will receive an automatic grid penalty if he fits another before the end of the season.

Red Bull has also fitted a new turbocharger to Max Verstappen’s car, the second of the three he is allowed to use during the season.

Drivers receive 10-place grid penalties the first time they exceed their power unit part allocation. They may use a maximum of three engines (ICE), MGU-Hs and turbos, and two energy stores, control electronics and MGU-Ks.

Power unit parts used – Monaco Grand Prix final practice

28Toro RossoHondaBrendon Hartley233222
3Red BullTAG HeuerDaniel Ricciardo222222
20HaasFerrariKevin Magnussen222122
7FerrariFerrariKimi Raikkonen222112
10Toro RossoHondaPierre Gasly222111
31SauberFerrariCharles Leclerc222111
9SauberFerrariMarcus Ericsson222111
8HaasFerrariRomain Grosjean222111
77MercedesMercedesValtteri Bottas111122
33Red BullTAG HeuerMax Verstappen121211
5FerrariFerrariSebastian Vettel111112
55RenaultRenaultCarlos Sainz Jnr112111
27RenaultRenaultNico Hulkenberg112111
2McLarenRenaultStoffel Vandoorne111112
14McLarenRenaultFernando Alonso121111
11Force IndiaMercedesSergio Perez111121
44MercedesMercedesLewis Hamilton111111
31Force IndiaMercedesEsteban Ocon111111
18WilliamsMercedesLance Stroll111111
35WilliamsMercedesSergey Sitorkin111111

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3 comments on “Power unit part change moves Raikkonen close to penalty”

  1. More than half of the drivers are still in their first ICE (Engine).

    1. But 7 of them have already use 2 CE units which mean a 10-place grid drop for the next one… I don’t get why this component was limited to 2 for 3 engines as it doesn’t seem to be more reliable than the rest looking at the table.

  2. Bottas also used the second CE.

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