Date: 1st October 2014 at 9:35am
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With five races remaining in the 2014 Formula One World Championship, the new engine regulations for the season are about to play a major role.

As part of the switch from v8 aspirated engines, to v6 turbo hybrid power trains, the FIA set limits on the amount of power train components each driver was allowed to use throughout the season.

The power-train consists of six separate elements.

* The engine
* The motor generator unit-kinetic (MGU-K)
* The motor generator unit-heat (MGU-H)
* The energy store (ES)
* The turbocharger (TC)
* The control electronics (CE)

Drivers are allowed five of each component, with the teams allowed to mix and match each element.

But once a sixth component is required the driver will receive a penalty.

Penalties range from a from a five-place grid drop, a ten-place grid drop, or starting the race from the pit lane.

The penalties also role over, so if a driver is handed a five-place grid slot but qualifies just two places from the back of the grid, then the remaining place penalty will occur at the next race.

In Italy Toro Rosso?s Daniil Kvyat became the first driver to suffer a penalty as he used a sixth Renault engine.

But whilst he was the first he certainly will not be the last.

?Reliability will start to play a major role in results at this point in the season since every team and driver has had to mix and match as we have learnt more on the operation of the power unit,? Renault Sport F1’s head of track operations Remi Taffin told formula1.com

?We are however fairly at ease on this front since we have committed ourselves to introduce a sixth power unit where needed. The picture is a lot clearer now and although not exactly ideal to have to introduce new parts and take penalties, we can do this at races where the impact will be minimised.?

?Due to the strain on each part, we will, where possible, introduce new components for this race, We believe Suzuka will be a good challenge, but one that we are looking forward to with no worries.?