Ferrari have put in place a “short-term repair” for the hydraulic challenge that put Carlos Sainz out of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Ferrari suffered a double DNF on the Baku avenue race with Sainz out on lap 9, Ferrari revealing the trigger was a hydraulic challenge, and Charles Leclerc retiring on lap 20 when his engine blew.
The Monégasque driver was up in P1 on the time, his second retirement of this season whereas main a grand prix.
Ferrari’s troubles had been compounded as their clients, Haas and Alfa Romeo, additionally misplaced a automobile from the race. Kevin Magnussen’s failure was stated to be the turbo-charger and the MGU-H, though Ferrari say Zhou Guanyu’s DNF was not associated to their elements.
Whereas Ferrari are nonetheless wanting into the reason for Leclerc’s engine failure, they’ve revealed there’s a “short-term repair” in place for Sainz’s hydraulic drawback.
“A difficult weekend for the group, however one which we’ll look to study and construct from,” Ferrari stated on Twitter.
The final time Ferrari suffered a double mechanical DNF in #F1, neither Charles Leclerc nor Max Verstappen had been born but! 🤯
— Motorsport Stats (@msportstats) June 13, 2022
“Charles’ engine arrives on the manufacturing unit tomorrow, an preliminary evaluation must be accomplished by the night.
“Hydraulic parts from Carlos’ automobile have already been examined. A brief-term repair is in place for Canada, whereas work is on-going on mid/long-term options.”
The Scuderia’s double DNF meant they once more misplaced floor to Pink Bull within the championship races.
Whereas Leclerc has fallen to 3rd within the Drivers’ standings, 34 factors behind Max Verstappen, Ferrari path Pink Bull by 80 factors within the Constructors’.
It was a giant turnaround for the group that after Australia was 34 factors up within the Drivers’ and 39 forward within the groups’ standings.
“We proceed to be absolutely motivated,” Ferrari added. “Our ambitions are nonetheless excessive, our intention hasn’t modified. These moments form us, as people and as a gaggle.”
The Canadian GP, spherical 9 of the championship, takes place this weekend with first apply at 6pm GMT.