Engine Elements

Engine Elements -

The Power Unit comprises six elements – the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), Turbo, MGU-K, MGU-H, Control Electronics and Energy Store. These elements are combined together to deliver different Power Unit modes, which drivers and teams can utilise throughout a race weekend.

To manage the cost and ensure the wealthy teams do not have an unfair advantage, teams have a cost cap (circa $95m) and restrictions on the number of units they can use, as follows – 3 ICE, 3 TC, 3 MGU-H, 3 MGU-K, 2 ES, 2 CE and 8 EX. 

Should teams exceed these quotas, which will happen, an engine penalty will be imposed. 

Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan