Alonso edges closer to engine penalties

Date published: July 7 2018

Fernando Alonso: close to edge penalties

The FIA has confirmed Fernando Alonso has taken on fresh power unit components ahead of the British Grand Prix.

Alonso has had a new ICE fitted to his MCL33, as well as a new MGU-H, taking him to three each of the season.

If, and more likely when, a new ICE and MGU-H is fitted again, that will incur a grid penalty as he will be over the limit granted for the 2018 campaign.

His power unit element status heading into the British Grand Prix now reads:

ICE – 3
Turbocharger – 3
MGU-H – 3
MGU-K – 3
Energy Store – 2
Control Electronics – 2

The British Grand Prix is the 10th race of the 2018 with 11 race weekends still to come.

Alonso finished his practice preparations with a P13 finish in FP3, which was marred by a huge crash involving Brendon Hartley.

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