Lewis Hamilton: Punishment is coming, Mercedes engine in the trash / Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton: Punishment is coming, Mercedes engine in the trash / Formula 1

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton had to retire from the Australian medical because his engine stopped. Now it is clear – the car unit can not be saved. This means that punishment is almost inevitable.

Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton has to rock Australia – nothing but costs after his engine stopped. James Allison, head of technology at the Mercedes Formula 1 racing team, said of the events in Melbourne: “We could see that the oil pressure was dropping rapidly, where the protection program was activated and shut down the engine before there was a significant loss of engine power. the car unit can.”

“If something goes wrong with the engine, safety plans like this are worth their weight in gold. If damage occurs and is not stopped, you often end up with melted metal as evidence.”

The English engineer was still hoping that the car unit could be saved in some way. But now Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has confirmed in Japan: “Unfortunately, this engine is a case of the garbage can.” The Austrian talks about “an unusual error in equipment that we did not see coming.”

Mercedes was only able to save the battery and control electronics from this car unit; The 103-time GP winner also received a new gearbox.

In 2024 we will enjoy the most extensive Formula 1 season, with 24 GP weekends. This year, four combustion engines, four turbochargers, four MGU-H (electric generator on the charger), four MGU-K (electric generator for kinetic energy), as well as two control units, two batteries and eight systems of exhaust is allowed for each driver.

Lewis Hamilton will not be able to manage with the remaining material – the penalty for installing engine parts beyond the permissible limit is inevitable.

Mercedes and Hamilton will try to make changes where it hurts the most in terms of transfers.

2. Studies, Japan

01. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, 1:34.725 min
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1:35,226
03. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, 1:38,760
04. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Racing Bulls, 1:40,946
05. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Racing Bull, 1:41.913
06. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, 1:44.977
07. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, 1:52.579
08. Guanyu Zhou (RCH), clean, no time
09. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), clean, no time
10. Alex Albon (T), Williams, no time
11. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, no time
12. Nico Hülkenberg (D), Haas, no time
13. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, no time
14. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, no time
15. Logan Sargeant (USA), Williams, no time
16. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, no time
17. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Bull Red Racing, no time
18. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, No Time
19. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, no time
20. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, no time

1. Studies, Japan

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:30,056 minutes
02. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, 1:30.237
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, 1:30.269
04. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, 1:30,530
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1:30,543
06. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, 1:30,558
07. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, 1:30.599
08. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, 1:31.165
09. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Racing Bulls, 1:31,230
10. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, 1:31.240
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, 1:31,935
12. Alex Albon (T), Williams, 1:31,943
13. Nico Hülkenberg (D), Haas, +1:31.958
14. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Sauber, 1:32.054
15. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, 1:32,055
16. Ayumu Iwasa (J), Racing Bull, 1:32,103
17. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, 1:32,277
18. Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Sauber, 1:32,638
19. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, 1:32.803
20. Logan Sargeant (USA), Williams, 1:33,204