Ferrari, Renault and McLaren fit new engine parts in Spain

2019 Spanish Grand Prix

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Three drivers have had new engines fitted for the Spanish Grand Prix, while the McLaren pair have new electronics.

Ferrari pair Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc are using the team’s new internal combustion engine (ICE) this weekend. They have taken no other new power unit parts.

Daniel Ricciardo is also running a new engine in his Renault. His RS19 is also fitted with a new turbocharger and MGU-H. Ricciardo revealed yesterday Renault is introducing some new parts at this race to improve reliability.

Neither Ricciardo’s team mate Nico Hulkenberg – who is already on his second power unit – nor Renault’s engine customers McLaren have taken any of those new parts this weekend. However Carlos Sainz Jnr and Lando Norris are using new control electronics in Spain.

Power unit components used so far

No.CarEngineDriverICETCMGU-HMGU-KESCE
23Toro RossoHondaAlexander Albon322222
26Toro RossoHondaDaniil Kvyat322211
99Alfa RomeoFerrariAntonio Giovinazzi111113
55McLarenRenaultCarlos Sainz Jnr222212
27RenaultRenaultNico Hulkenberg222211
33Red BullHondaMax Verstappen222211
10Red BullHondaPierre Gasly222211
3RenaultRenaultDaniel Ricciardo222211
63WilliamsMercedesGeorge Russell111122
5FerrariFerrariSebastian Vettel211112
16FerrariFerrariCharles Leclerc211112
4McLarenRenaultLando Norris111212
8HaasFerrariRomain Grosjean111112
20HaasFerrariKevin Magnussen111112
7Alfa RomeoFerrariKimi Raikkonen111112
11Racing PointMercedesSergio Perez111111
18Racing PointMercedesLance Stroll111111
77MercedesMercedesValtteri Bottas111111
31WilliamsMercedesRobert Kubica111111
44MercedesMercedesLewis Hamilton111111

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  • 7 comments on “Ferrari, Renault and McLaren fit new engine parts in Spain”

    1. Claims that Honda is reliable and produced a miracle engine… is shattered by the statistics above.

      We are at only 5th race… and some of them are already on their 3rd ICEs…

      1. @dallein – are you trackside today?

      2. @dallein

        I’ve been mentioning the same for a while now. Other than the garbage that comes out from Red Bull’s PR machine, Honda has yet to prove that they are any more reliable or quicker than Renault.

        So far, Honda’s tremendous progress has been they are on only on their 3rd ICE on ‘some’ cars going in to race 5 of the season.

        1. Honda used massive amount of engine partss last season as well. Honda is pretty unreliable and if I recall correctly someone from red bull already said this year at some point that juggling the engine penalties will be important for honda teams this year. Or maybe it is just yet another “development year” for honda. 5th in fact. I’m still impressed by honda. I expected far far worse. Red bull’s step backwards has been smaller than I assumed.
          https://maxf1.net/en/2018-f1-power-unit-elements-usage/

    2. From a championship perspective (head/midfield), I’m somewhat concerned about the CE mess that Ferrari have on their hands. In the first month of the season they realized they had CE issues, and now people are already on their second (of two) CEs.

    3. nothing wrong with the engine only they took there second one earlier for the update. I think they will use it on low power circuits (like monaco)

    4. Seems like McLaren are planning to take the new Renault design from FP3.

      https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-upgraded-renault-engine-spain/4384900/

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