Ferrari is still assessing whether Carlos Sainz should receive a new engine

Carlos Sainz indicated this Thursday at Le Castellet that Ferrari was still evaluating whether or not to install a new power unit on its single-seater after the mechanical failure suffered by the Spaniard at the Austrian GP, ​​which would then trigger a penalty on the grid. start of the French Grand Prix this weekend.

During the last race in Austria, Carlos Sainz had to retire due to engine failure, the Ferrari driver even having to leave his car in an emergency after a fire broke out. As Sainz has already used his maximum allocation of internal combustion engines for the season, any further changes would then incur a grid penalty, but Ferrari also has the option of using an engine and other components already in the pool. Sainz.

“It’s still being evaluated, we’re still looking at the options available. » said Sainz this Thursday in the paddock of the French Grand Prix about a possible engine change this weekend.

“We also have to see a bit how the overtaking is here, how everything comes into play, you know, with the heat and the tyres, we will make a decision, but obviously there is a chance of that happening. »

Before the French Grand Prix, Carlos Sainz is fourth in the drivers’ championship, 18 points behind Red Bull driver Sergio Perez.

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