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Formula 1 sees no alternative to penalties for engine changes

Formula 1 sees no alternative to penalties for engine changes

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Many Formula 1 team bosses agree that there is no alternative to penalties for engine changes. These are even more in the spotlight in this year's championship, as both contenders for the world title, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, already had to use an additional engine, which caused them to lose the starting places in the race. The rules assign three powertrains to each racer for the entire season, and the number of other powertrain components is also limited. The rule was introduced as a safeguard for teams on a smaller budget that could no longer afford an unlimited number of engines than larger teams could afford. This year's championship is strongly tied, and there are five more races until the end of the season. Especially in the camp of the Mercedes team, where this year they are facing problems with the reliability of the drive