Hakkinen: “Engine penalties completely unfair on drivers”

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Hakkinen: “Engine penalties completely unfair on drivers”

Hakkinen’s old team, McLaren have been worst effected by this with at least one of their drivers penalised for engine related in seven of the thirteen Grands Prix this season, effecting them in practically every race since the fourth race of the season in Russia. Many fans are of the opinion that it is ruining chances for top drivers like Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo starting where they are supposed to on grid, and too greatly effecting race results.

Hakkinen said on the matter of penalties:”It is ridiculous that a driver should be put to the back of the grid because his engine needs new parts, I realise it is easy to criticise this system, and hard to come up with the right alternative, but it is simply the case that the driver is not guilty if the team or its supplier has to use new parts.

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