Haas and Sauber get latest Ferrari spec 3 engines

Charles Leclerc (MON) Sauber F1 Team C37 leads team mate Marcus Ericsson (SWE)
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Ferrari has issued its customer teams with new third specification engines along with new turbochargers and motor generator unit-heat (MGU-Hs) for this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix.

The upgrades were confirmed by the FIA's technical delegate Jo Bauer in an official release from race control at the Hungaroring.

Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen all receive one of Maranello's latest ICEs for the race, as do Sauber's Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc.

Magnussen, Ericsson and Leclerc also receive the new turbochargers and MGU-Hs. However the official Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will wait until Belgium before taking the new engine.

That suggests the Haas and Sauber drivers are being used as 'quality control' to ensure the reliability of the new units. The same thing happened earlier in the season when the customer teams got an upgrade for Monaco but Ferrari itself waited until Montreal.

In all cases, this weekend's latest upgrades fall within the permitted number of power unit components allowed under the 2018 sporting regulations. It means that none of the drivers receive penalties for their new parts.

However Grosjean was already on his last allowed turbocharger, and had likewise previously taken his third and final permitted MGU-H. That's why he's not received either of those two new units, unlike his team mate Magnussen.

All the Haas and Sauber drivers have now had their maximum quota of ICE, TC and MGU-H components for the year.

No other drivers have yet taken a new power unit part for this weekend.. Daniel Ricciardo retired from last week's German Grand Prix with an exhaust-related issue but Red Bull is hoping to use old components on his RB14 to avoid incurring penalties on Sunday.

Drivers with one more permitted ICE upgrade available are Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen, Force India pair Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon and Williams duo Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin, as well as Renault's Carlos Sainz along with McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne.

Toro Rosso drivers Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley have already exceeded their allowed supply of Honda engines and have served grid penalties already in 2018 as a result.

Power Element Usage

Driver ICE TC MGU-H MGU-K ES CE
Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton 2 2 2 1 1 1
Valtteri Bottas 3 3 3 2 2 2
Ferrari
Sebastian Vettel 2 2 2 2 2 2
Kimi Räikkönen 2 3 2 2 2 2
Red Bull/TAG Heuer
Daniel Ricciardo 3 3 3 3 3 3
Max Verstappen 2 3 2 3 2 2
Force India/Mercedes
Sergio Pérez 2 2 2 1 2 1
Esteban Ocon 2 2 2 1 1 1
Williams/Mercedes
Lance Stroll 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sergey Sirotkin 2 2 2 1 1 1
Renault
Nico Hülkenberg 3 3 3 2 2 2
Carlos Sainz 2 3 3 2 2 2
Toro Rosso/Honda
Brendon Hartley 6 5 5 5 3 3
Pierre Gasly 5 5 5 4 3 3
Haas/Ferrari
Romain Grosjean 3 3 3 2 2 2
Kevin Magnussen 3 3 3 2 2 2
McLaren/Renault
Fernando Alonso 3 3 3 3 2 2
Stoffel Vandoorne 2 2 2 2 2 2
Sauber/Ferrari
Marcus Ericsson 3 3 3 2 2 2
Charles Leclerc 3 3 3 2 2 2

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

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