Photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 3091 posts, RR: 16 Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2321 times:
Ok we all know that each Forumul One driver is allowed a maximum of 8 engines for the season, and many are nearing their limits. After that, it's a 10 spot grid penalty for using an additional engine. But there is still 4 races left this season, including this weekend's Singapore round.
So here's my question. Out of the 20 car grid, what happens if say 14 cars use up their engine allowance and need a 10 spot penalty. The first 6 are easy, because those would be the cars without penalty. But who gets sports 7, 8, 9, & 10 on the grid, because even if a 9th engined car won the provisional pole time, the best it could / should start is 11th place. How will F1 decide this and grid the field?
Engines left per driver.........
Lewis Hamilton - 7
Heikki Kovalainen - 7
Giancarlo Fisichella - 6
Kimi Raikkonen - 6