Formula 1 drivers will have additional power unit parts available in 2023 after changes were approved on Tuesday.
Six components comprise Formula 1’s power unit: the Internal Combustion Engine, Turbocharger, MGU-H, MGU-K, Control Electronics and Energy Store.
Under the initial 2023 regulations drivers were permitted three ICEs, TCs, MGU-Hs and MGU-Ks per season, along with two CEs and ESs before the application of penalties.
For the ICEs, TCs, MGU-Hs and MGU-Ks this has now been increased to four per driver, for 2023 only.
It means grid penalties will be applied only if a fifth element is used; the allocation for CEs and ESs remains unchanged.
The F1 Commission also outlined that the time allocated for the grid procedure at grands prix has been increased from 40 to 50 minutes.
The extra time will be used for the presentation of drivers to spectators at certain events.
The updated definition of ‘working on a car’ during a pit stop penalty – which caused Fernando Alonso’s penalty in Jeddah to be rescinded – will be included in the Sporting Regulations from now on.
There will also be minor revisions to Formula 1’s financial regulations, which were introduced into the sport in 2021.
Certain sustainability initiative costs will now be added to the list of items excluded from a team’s cost cap.
This includes aspects such as costs associated with installing sustainable infrastructure, the auditing and monitoring of teams’ carbon footprints, and donations made to charities engaged in environmental sustainability projects.