On occasion statements from the powers that be in F1 are confusing. Details of the last F1 Commission in Dubai is a case in point. The matter of power unit grid penalties was tabled and led to some interesting conclusions, particularly teams employing “tactical” grid penalties, with regards to new components for power units. A statement was issued which read: “Possible updates to the penalties relating to power unit [PU] infringements were discussed by the commission. “It was agreed the current system is not a strong enough deterrent to teams to make strategic power unit changes, and encourages the change…

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