Engine Situation Before Flyaway Races

With just five ‘flyaway’ races left to end the season and five drivers chasing the 2010 title, a small but important thing could change the fate of them.
As par FIA norms each driver has allocated 8 engines for the season, and using 9th engines gives them a 10 place grid drop penalty,which could turn worse for any of Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel being top drivers of the season.
Championship leader Webber is in strongest position as he has used only 6 engines so far, as that of Alonso who has used 7 engines and already on their 8th. Hamilton and button are not far behind, both the Britons have used 7 engines with seb vettel to join them.
Only thing to avoid grid drop penalty is to use previous engines.

Number of Engines Used by Drivers :

McLaren
Jenson Button 7
Lewis Hamilton 7

Mercedes GP
Michael Schumacher 7
Nico Rosberg 7

Red Bull
Sebastian Vettel 7
Mark Webber 6

Ferrari
Felipe Massa 8
Fernando Alonso 8

Williams
Rubens Barrichello 6
Nico Hulkenberg 7

Renault
Robert Kubica 6
Vitaly Pertrov 6

Force India
Adrian Sutil 7
Vitantonio Liuzzi 7

Toro Rosso
Sebastien Buemi 7
Jaime Alguersuari 7

Lotus
Jarno Trulli 7
Heikki Kovalainen 7

Hispania
Sakon Yamamoto 7
Bruno Senna 7

Sauber
Nick Heidfeld (formerly Pedro de la Rosa’s car) 9
Kamui Kobayashi 7

Virgin
Timo Glock 7
Lucas Di Grassi 7

source- f1official for publishing numbers

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