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Charles Leclerc

No penalties for Leclerc and Verstappen in Austrian GP changes

The duo are among a clutch of drivers to have taken new parts ahead of the Sprint weekend.

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Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen will both avoid Formula 1 penalties after taking brand-new power unit components ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.

With the Red Bull Ring circuit being power hungry, teams often fit fresh components for maximum power, with Leclerc's Ferrari and Verstappen's Red Bull outfits electing to do so.

Leclerc, and teammate Carlos Sainz, have a fresh Turbocharger, MGU-H, and exhaust system on his SF-23, but does not trigger a grid penalty as all the new parts are within in allocation.

Verstappen - who is going for a fifth win in a row this weekend - has a new Control Electronics and Energy Store, using the second of each component.

Other drivers to take new parts include new Internal Combustion Engines on both drivers from Alfa Romeo and Haas, with new Turbos and exhausts.

Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg also have a new MGU-H apiece.

The AlphaTauri duo both have a fresh Energy Store, with Yuki Tsunoda armed with a new Control Electronics, as is Valtteri Bottas.

F1 2023 Austrian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier


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