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Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix 2024

Verstappen and Hamilton lead drivers with fresh Canadian GP engines

Over half of the Formula 1 grid have taken new engine components for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen Lewis Hamilton
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Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are among 12 Formula 1 drivers who will use fresh engine components during the Canadian Grand Prix. 

The power-sensitive Montreal circuit is often a place teams will deploy fresh components after the low-speed Monaco GP, with the two world champions swapping most of the parts in their power units for brand-new ones. 

The Red Bull and Mercedes drivers have taken new Internal Combustion Engines (ICE), turbo chargers, MGU-H and MGU-K components.

Verstappen, however, encountered an issue with the ERS (energy recovery system) in his RB20 that brought his second practice session at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to a premature end. That will be of concern for this weekend, in particular.

Other drivers taking the same PU components as Verstappen and Hamilton are Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly, Alex Albon, Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda. 

None of the eight drivers will pick up a penalty as the new parts are within their allocation for the season, as they have also all taken a new exhaust system - with eight permitted for the season. 

Ocon has the most, now being onto his fifth, with Albon and Hamilton only onto their third. The other five have all taken three.

The other four drivers to swap parts are Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, Oscar Piastri and Valtteri Bottas, all taking the second of their two permitted energy stores, whilst new control electronics have been taken by all except Bottas.

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