Power unit usage update for Monaco

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It's hardly critical yet for the majority of the teams, but power unit element usage is slowly but surely starting to ramp up.

As usual, the list hereunder represents the status of the field as the end of the previous Grand Prix weekend, in this case Spain.

For Monaco, both Haas and Alfa Romeo will be the recipients of Ferrari's latest spec-2 engine, the upgraded unit that the Scuderia fast-tracked for Barcelona.

However, that change - and its implementation on the list hereunder - will only be effective once the cars hit the track today.

A glance at the list shows us that McLaren's Carlos Sainz is on the bubble for a grid penalty with 3 ICE units used to date. The same observation applies for Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat and Alex Albon.

Renault's Nico Hulkenberg has already gone beyond his 3-engine limit, so the German is guaranteed a grid penalty in the near future.

Hopefully for these drivers, the gremlins will keep away from the Principality this weekend because if there's one race where one definitely doesn't need a grid penalty, it's Monaco!

Power Element Usage - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Driver ICE TC MGU-H MGU-K ES CE
Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton 1 1 1 1 1 1
Valtteri Bottas 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ferrari
Sebastian Vettel 2 1 1 1 1 2
Charles Leclerc 2 1 1 1 1 2
Red Bull/Honda
Max Verstappen 2 2 2 2 1 1
Pierre Gasly 2 2 2 2 1 1
Renault
Daniel Ricciardo 2 2 2 2 1 2
Nico Hülkenberg 4 4 4 3 1 3
Haas/Ferrari
Romain Grosjean 1 1 1 1 1 2
Kevin Magnussen 1 1 1 1 1 2
McLaren/Renault
Carlos Sainz 3 3 3 2 1 3
Lando Norris 2 2 2 2 1 2
Racing Point/Mercedes
Sergio Pérez 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lance Stroll 1 1 1 1 1 1
Alfa Romeo/Ferrari
Kimi Räikkönen 1 1 1 1 1 2
Antonio Giovinazzi 1 1 1 1 1 3
Toro Rosso/Honda
Daniil Kvyat 3 2 2 2 1 1
Alexander Albon 3 2 2 2 2 2
Williams/Mercedes
George Russell 1 1 1 1 2 2
Robert Kubica 1 1 1 1 1 1

Notes:

    • ICE: Internal Combustion Engine
    • TC: Turbo Charger
    • MGU-H: Motor Generator Unit – Heat
    • MGU-K: Motor Generator Unit – Kinetic
    • ES: Energy Store
    • CE: Control Electronics

As a reminder, before incurring a grid penalty, drivers can use 3 ICE, 3 TC, 3 MGU-H, 2 MGU-K, 2 ES and 2 CE