Carlos Sainz Jnr, Ferrari, Baku City Circuit, 2021

New engines fitted to all 14 Mercedes and Ferrari-powered cars

2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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Formula 1’s engine manufacturers are pursuing different paths with the introduction of new hardware for this weekend’s race.

All 14 drivers powered by Mercedes and Ferrari power units will have new engines for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. None of the drivers have exceeded their maximum allocations and therefore will not receive any penalties.

Their six Honda and Renault-powered rivals have not yet chosen to fit new engines for the race at one of the most demanding tracks on the calendar for power unit performance. However they may still do so tomorrow without incurring a penalty.

Yuki Tsunoda was previously the only driver to have taken a new engine this year, following his crash in qualifying for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

The drivers for Mercedes, McLaren, Aston Martin, Williams, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Haas are all running new engines, MGU-Hs and exhausts. The eight Mercedes-powered drivers plus Ferrari’s two works cars will also have new MGU-Ks, though the two Ferrari customer teams do not.

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Engine components used so far

No.CarEngineDriverICETCMGU-HMGU-KESCEEX
14AlpineRenaultFernando Alonso1111115
31AlpineRenaultEsteban Ocon1111114
22AlphaTauriHondaYuki Tsunoda2222333
55FerrariFerrariCarlos Sainz Jnr2222113
16FerrariFerrariCharles Leclerc2222113
9HaasFerrariNikita Mazepin2221123
7Alfa RomeoFerrariKimi Raikkonen2221113
47HaasFerrariMick Schumacher2221113
99Alfa RomeoFerrariAntonio Giovinazzi2221113
63WilliamsMercedesGeorge Russell2222112
4McLarenMercedesLando Norris2222112
3McLarenMercedesDaniel Ricciardo2222112
31WilliamsMercedesNicholas Latifi2222112
77MercedesMercedesValtteri Bottas2222112
44MercedesMercedesLewis Hamilton2222112
5Aston MartinMercedesSebastian Vettel2222112
18Aston MartinMercedesLance Stroll2222112
10AlphaTauriHondaPierre Gasly1111222
11Red BullHondaSergio Perez1111222
33Red BullHondaMax Verstappen1111112

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9 comments on “New engines fitted to all 14 Mercedes and Ferrari-powered cars”

  1. All 14 drivers powered by Mercedes and Ferrari power units will have engines for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

    Now there’s a surprise! Always impressive when a car wins without an engine. ;)

    1. Should be disqualifies though, it’s ‘motorsports’ for a reason Ian Tommins ;)

  2. Unrelated to the article (apart from the picture) but when is the first race Ferrari are getting rid of that Misson Winnow rubbish on the car? Austria/France/UK? It will look SO much better without it.

    1. William Jones
      4th June 2021, 16:14

      How else will we know to buy Marlboro brand cigarettes… sorry I mean, save the environment by buying Marlboro brand cigarettes.

  3. are those same spec engine as the “old” ones, or are they allowed to have an upgrade this year?

    1. @allyita I think the engines are frozen for mid-season performance upgrades this year. I *think* they are allowed reliability upgrades (which will definitely incorporate some performance gains) during the season. They are then allowed to upgrade the PU between the end of this season and the start of next season, before they are frozen (again still allowing reliability I think) until the end of 2024.

  4. Not sure if the Mercedes engines were already used on Friday.
    Normally they only use them on saterday and Sunday.

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