Ferrari: FIA should allow more engines after penalty chaos at Monza.


Many teams opted to use Spa and Monza to take extra engine parts, but this led to some confusion over the grid alignment due to the number of penalties to be applied.

Binotto, the Ferrari team principal, believed the FIA ​​needed to clarify how grid penalties were applied to set the starting grid faster, and consider an increase in engine numbers before penalizing teams.

“The reason why it took so long [to publish the grid] is that there are certainly different interpretations and that the regulation is not clear enough,” Binotto said.

“I think not only the way we decide grid position based on penalties, but also the number of penalties we received is too high.

 » [It’s] hard for a fan, I think, to see a car on pole and not start on pole because it had grid penalties. So maybe the three PUs per driver are too few at this point for what we’ve achieved.

“Maybe it needs to be reconsidered for the next few seasons. »

The race at Spa saw Max Verstappen take pole position in Saturday qualifying, before dropping to 14th on the grid after penalties were applied.

At Monza, nine drivers descended on the grid due to power unit changes, but it took several hours for the FIA ​​to publish the provisional starting grid.

This fueled calls for a streamlined process from the FIA ​​to avoid such confusion – even among drivers – and provide a quicker answer on what the starting grid would be like once qualifying is over.

Drivers are given a 10-seat grid penalty the first time they exceed the season limit for each powertrain component, and an additional five-seat loss for each additional use.

Given the difficulty of overtaking at many circuits, most drivers saw Spa and Monza as the best opportunity to add to their seasonal stash in the hope of getting to the end of the campaign without further penalties.

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