Formula 1: Alonso and Button, sanctioned also in Mexico for changing engine


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Despite the fact that McLaren saw their two riders in the points for much of the race in Austin, Alonso and Button will have to overcome if they want to finish among the top ten this weekend. And that is that again will have to face penalties change of engine. Once more, before you start the grand prize, the partner of the team Woking knows that the position to get in classification will not do anything. The team uk has decided to sacrifice himself on a course that will be demanding for the power unit, due to the high altitude above sea level is Mexico. That way, they will be more released for Brazil and Abu Dhabi, the two tests which will close the championship.

Fernando Alonso leads used ten units of the internal combustion engine (ICE), and employ the eleventh in the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. You will have the same specification that premiered in the united States, that worked as expected and whose translation in lap time is, in the words of Spanish, a tenth. For such a replacement you will have to comply to a penalty of ten positions, but will not be the only one. Will also take a new gearbox, which increases the penalty to 15 positions for the grill Sunday. The regulation of 2015 allowed to use without punishment, five thrusters, and the spaniard has already eleven in 15 races (he missed the opening due to injury).

Jenson Button will not stay behind in terms of positions lost to the Sunday. The 2009 champion will have double substitution: on the one hand, will use a new engine for the first free practice on Friday and, on the other, a new propellant for the rest of the weekend. Therefore, depart last in the race. These two units of power, united to the nine that had already used the English, makes McLaren take as 22 engines between its two pilots. What is expected by the historical team is that these are the last penalties of a tortuous year 2015, and that they can fight without penalty in Interlagos and in the circuit AndMarina, where finish a world to forget.