Tuesday 14 March 2023

Pitlane Punt: Parts Penalty Peril

Pitlane Punt: Parts Penalty Peril

If F1 constructors use too many power unit or gearbox components, they face a grid penalty. An engine failure for Ferrari's Charles Leclerc has left him on the brink of such a penalty.

Everyone loves a penalty shoot-out, right? Bet on a parts-related grid penalty happening at the next race. Read on to play this Punt.

The bet:

  • Bet that a car will face a grid penalty at the next race in the season due to overusing power unit or gearbox elements
The odds:
  • 1:1 odds
The stake:

  • 5 points
  • Or 2 point for cowards


  • If you place this bet and a grid penalty has already been announced, that penalty does not count
More pedantry:
  • This Punt relates to parts allocations for energy stores, ICEs, MGU-Hs, MGU-Ks, and all those fancy electronics, exhaust set-ups and turbochargers
  • Whether or not the car ended up actually losing places on the grid is irrelevant
  • By "next race", we mean the next race on the F1 calendar
    • If you place this bet with a 5-point stake and Alpine are forced to replace their internal combustion engine with Mentos and Diet Coke explosions, instead of paying your stake, you win 5 points


    • This must be played by the scheduled start of the race in question


    • Winnings will be given or stakes taken in the scores of the relevant race

    To play this Punt:

    The League reserves the right to change the terms of this Punt without notice. There are other active Pitlane Punts. See them here.