Changes coming to prevent tactical PU changes

The 2023 Sporting Regulations may include important changes in the way drivers are penalized by going over their allocation of Power Unit parts during the season, after it became obvious over the previous two years that the current grid penalties are not a big enough deterrent for the tactical changes some teams and manufacturers have taken. In order to make the penalties more meaningful, the Sporting Group has been charged with finding alternatives to the current penalties, taking input from the Sporting Directors of the ten existing teams, but also from the four Power Unit manufacturers that are currently competing in Formula One. The most popular alternative seems to be imposing a lengthy time penalty to drivers who go over their Power Unit allocation, up to 30 seconds in the case of using completely new Power Units over the allocated limit, to be served during pit stops.

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