F1 Information – F1 Austrian GP: Alonso undergoes engine change in Austria, avoids penalty

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Fernando Alonso has undergone an engine change forward of ultimate Components 1 observe for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday after Honda detected an issue following FP2.

Honda have struggled with a lot of energy unit issues all through 2017, missing each reliability and efficiency, however appeared to make a step with its ‘Spec three’ ICE replace for Austria.

Nonetheless, Alonso has been compelled to maneuver again to the ‘Spec 2’ engine after an MGU-H drawback was discovered by Honda in a single day, with outdated components getting used.

“Final night time we detected a problem with Fernando’s MGU-H,” a spokesperson from Honda confirmed.

“Now we have modified his PU All newly fitted elements have been used throughout earlier grands prix so there shall be no penalties. The ICE shall be Spec 2 from day two in Azerbaijan.”

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