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Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2023

Majority of F1 field take new power unit components for Azerbaijan GP

The first Sprint race of the weekend has led to a raft of power unit changes by a majority of the field.

Sainz Baku
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A majority of the Formula 1 field have taken new power unit components at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix - after the allocation was increased for 2023.

Teams were given an extra Interval Combustion Engine, Turbo-Charger, MGU-K and MGU-H components only for the 2023 season, owing to the length of the calendar with 23 Grands Prix and six Sprint events - the first of which takes place in Baku this weekend.

As such, teams have taken most of their new components straight away - although Pierre Gasly could be forced to take yet more after a fire on his Alpine during the sole practice session ahead of qualifying.

The tables below show which drivers have taken which engine components.

New Internal Combustion Engines - four allowed

Driver Team
George Russell Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Oscar Piastri McLaren
Lance Stroll Aston Martin
Fernando Alonso Aston Martin
Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri
Alexander Albon Williams
Logan Sargeant Williams

New Turbocharger - four allowed

Driver Team
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
Carlos Sainz Ferrari
George Russell Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Oscar Piastri McLaren
Lance Stroll Aston Martin
Fernando Alonso Aston Martin
Kevin Magnussen Haas
Nico Hulkenberg Haas
Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri
Alexander Albon Williams
Logan Sargeant Williams
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New MGU-H and MGU-K - four allowed

Driver Team
George Russell Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Oscar Piastri McLaren
Lance Stroll Aston Martin
Fernando Alonso Aston Martin
Nico Hulkenberg Haas
Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri
Alexander Albon Williams
Logan Sargeant Williams
Carlos Sainz (MGU-H only) Ferrari
Kevin Magnussen (MGU-H only) Haas

New exhaust system - eight allowed

Driver Team
Max Verstappen Red Bull
Sergio Perez Red Bull
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
Carlos Sainz Ferrari
George Russell Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Esteban Ocon Alpine
Pierre Gasly Alpine
Oscar Piastri McLaren
Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo
Lance Stroll Aston Martin
Fernando Alonso Aston Martin
Nico Hulkenberg Haas
Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri
Alexander Albon Williams
Logan Sargeant Williams

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F1 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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