The beauty of ditching the tokens is that the FIA doesn't have to define substantial. If the engine manufacturer and associated team think they have more to gain over the season by taking a 5- or 10-spot penalty in one race in order to do better in later races, let them do it. It's self-policing. The token system (as predicted) enshrined Mercedes' advantage for at least two years, possibly three. I'm not sure how anyone can assess the current situation as beneficial to F1.
9/1/15 at 11:05am