FIA increases authorized number of PU elements for 2023

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The FIA and Formula 1 have agreed to an increase in the number of power unit elements available for each driver for the remainder of the sport's 2023 campaign.

The change which comes after three races in F1's record 23-race season should reduce the number of grid penalties incurred by drivers.

Normally, drivers are allowed three Internal Combustion Engines, and three Turbo, MGU-H and MGU-K elements across the season.

The maximum number of these components has now been set at four for the entire year, while the number of Control Electronics and Energy Store remains unchanged, at two for the season.

Additional decisions related to F1's technical and sporting regulations and agreed upon by the F1 Commission and ratified on Tuesday by the World Motor Sport Council include the following:

The time allocated to the grid procedure for a Grand Prix will be increased from 40 to 50 minutes. At certain races, this additional time will be used for the presentation of the drivers to the fans.


The updated definition of 'working on a car' during a pit stop penalty [sparked by Fernando Alonso's penalty in Jeddah] that was introduced as a Sporting Directive in March will be included within the Sporting Regulations.

Furthermore, a specifically dedicated working group within the Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) has developed a proposal for the introduction of an exclusion from F1's cost cap of certain sustainability initiatives and their expense.

These exclusions cover, amongst other things, costs associated with installing sustainable infrastructure, auditing and monitoring of Competitors' carbon footprint and donations to charities engaged in the promotion of environmental sustainability projects and carbon offset programmes.

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