The Thai driver had already been consigned to the back of the grid, in company with Carlos Sainz, as a consequence of penalties incurred yesterday.
For FP1 Albon took the latest Spec 3 PU, which entailed a new V6, turbo, MGU-H and MGU-K. Today he took new Spec 3 examples of each of those, plus a new control electronics.
The way the system works the V6 and MGU-K that he used yesterday cannot stay in the pool and be used again without penalty, because they contributed to penalties this weekend. That means both items had a useful life of just two practice sessions.
However, the Friday turbo and MGU-H can be retained in the pool and used again, because they did not contribute to penalties.
A Honda spokesman told Motorsport.com that the latest change was scheduled and that the point was to put the extra turbo and MGU-H in the pool for Albon, without further penalty.
“What’s usual in F1, that makes it exciting!,” he told Motorsport.com. “There are enough engines here and Honda is testing so it’s fine.”