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Hamilton and Russell both take on new power units in Barcelona

It has been confimed that both of Mercedes' drivers, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, are running new elements in their cars for the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have both taken on new power units for the Spanish Grand Prix weekend.

A Technical Delegate’s Report released by the FIA confirms that the two Mercedes cars have been fitted with a new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), as well as each taking on a new Turbocharger, Motor Generator Unit-Heat (MGU-H) and Motor Generator Unit-Kinetic (MGU-K).

Additionally, each W13 is running a new Exhaust System.

All of these elements are within the amount allocated for a season, so the changes do not warrant any penalties.

Other changes made across the grid

The Mercedes cars are not the only ones to be running new parts in Barcelona.

Zhou Guanyu's Alfa Romeo has been fitted with a new MGU-K, as well as a new Exhaust System. Sergio Perez is also using a new Exhaust System in his Red Bull.

Both Zhou and Perez have previously used two of the allocated eight Exhaust Systems permitted for the 2022 championship.

Elsewhere, Sebastian Vettel's Aston Martin is running a new Energy Store.

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