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Verstappen looks set to pick up another grid penalty in 2023

Used engine parts overview | No grid penalties expected at Zandvoort

24 August at 11:01
Last update 24 August at 12:04

The summer break is over and that means ten more Grands Prix remain in the 2023 season. The Formula 1 circus is will first visit Zandvoort and just before the start of the weekend, we take a look at how the drivers are doing in terms of engine parts.

The expectation for the Dutch Grand Prix is that grid penalties will not feature. Overtaking on the Zandvoort circuit is quite difficult so nobody will choose (of their own free will) to introduce a new engine component outside their own pool.

Pierre Gasly, Lando Norris, Kevin Magnussen, Nico Hulkenberg and Alexander Albon are already at or over the number of internal combustion engine (ICE) units allowed for this season. They are definitely expected to pick up another grid penalty this season. These drivers are a bit in the danger zone anyway, as all of them also used a lot of TCs, MGU-Hs and MGU-Ks.

For Max Verstappen, it all looks good, although he too will most likely be put back a few spots on the grid eventually. Verstappen introduced his second ES and CE relatively early in the season so he will presumably have to use a third unit of these engine parts as well. Teammate Sergio Perez already sits on three units with these two components.

Overview engine components per driver at start of Dutch GP

DriverEngineICE (x4)TC (x4)MGU-H (x4)MGU-K (x4)ES (x2)CE (x2)EX (x8)
Max VerstappenRBPT3333224
Sergio PerezRBPT3333334
Charles LeclercFerrari3333344
Carlos SainzFerrari3333224

Lewis Hamilton

George RusselMercedes3333224
Pierre GaslyRenault4444225
Esteban OconRenault3333225
Lando NorrisMercedes4333226

Oscar Piastri


Valtteri Bottas


Guanyu Zhou


Fernando Alonso


Lance Stroll


Kevin Magnussen


Nico Hulkenberg


Daniel Ricciardo


Yuki Tsunoda


Logan Sargeant


Alexander Albon