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FIA confirm mid-season F1 Power Unit rule changes

The FIA, F1 and the teams have agreed to changes to the existing power unit component allocation.

Formula 1 teams have agreed to increase the component allowance for certain elements of their Power Units. After an F1 Commission meeting ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, approval was given to an increase in the number of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), Turbo Charger, MGU-H, and MGU-K elements for 2023 from three to four per driver. The change will come as a relief to some drivers that are already on their second ICE heading into the upcoming race in Baku which includes Nyck de Vries, Valtteri Bottas, Zhou Guanyu, Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg. It is expected that George Russell will also take a second ICE, MGU-H, MGU-K and Turbo Charger after his engine was damaged terminally in Australia. The number of Control Electronics and Energy Stores will remain at two for the season, which has already caught out Ferrari, who were handed a grid penalty for the Saudi Arabian GP for taking new parts.

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