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Alonso Could be Hit with Grid Penalties Soon

Alonso Could be Hit with Grid Penalties Soon


The new management at McLaren will not have a very auspicious start as driver Fernando Alonso will be demoted down the grid soon enough because of replacements to parts of his power unit.

The Spaniard finished 13th in the last free practice session at the team’s home race in Silverstone. Alonso started the previous race in Austria too from the pit lane after some changes to his power unit at the Red Bull Ring.

This weekend at the British Grand Prix, the Renault engine on his McLaren is set to be fitted with a new ICE [Internal Combustion Engine] and a new MGU-H unit.

Alonso cannot seem to catch a break

The limit on each of those units is three for the season and his car has reached that limit in only the tenth race of the season. With more than half the season still to go, it seems definite enough that the penalties will come in sooner rather than later.

At the moment, the status on the parts of his power unit are as follows,

ICE- 3

Turbocharger- 3



Energy Store- 2

Control Electronics-2

The situation at McLaren just seems to be getting worse with each passing day. The desired expectations with their Renault partnership has not worked out as of yet.

Due to this, their race director, Eric Boullier, resigned earlier this week, though rumours are still going around that he was sacked for the lack of performance.

Alonso has voiced his frustrations several times already this season, whilst also praising the vision of the team. He seems to be caught in two minds as to continue with the Woking team for next season or not.

A driver with his capabilities will never be short of offers and if he does choose to call time on his F1 career, he will have his WEC contract with Toyota to race in.

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