FIA increases MGU-K allowance to three for 2020

05-12-2019 14:49
by Bevan Youl
F1 News
FIA increases MGU-K allowance to three for 2020

The FIA has announced that there will be an increase in the allocation of power unit components in 2020, with drivers allowed a third MGU-L without receiving a penalty in 2020.

Formula 1 power units are made up of six components which can be changed, the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), Turbocharger, MGU-H, MGU-K, Energy Store and the Control Electronics.
The amount that these components can be replaced has changed over the years, with the ICE, Turbocharger and MGU-H being allocated three while the MGU-K, Energy Store and Control Electronics were only allocated two.
The FIA’s World Motorsport Council met on Wednesday and confirmed that the MGU-K’s allocation will be increased to three next season in an attempt to reduce the amount of penalties drivers take.
Other changes at the meeting see the chequered flag being reinstated to mark the end of a race following the light panel at the Japanese Grand Prix indicating the finish one lap before the end of the race.
As well as teams being banned from using screens in front of their garages during pre-season testing, being forced during the local time of 09:00 to 18:00, with the exception of the floor not being fitted to the car or repairs are being completed following a crash.

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