Ferrari has taken what it says is a precautionary step of adjusting the ability unit in each Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz‘s automobiles for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
Leclerc already has a 10-place grid penalty this weekend as Ferrari has moved on to his third management electronics unit, another than F1’s guidelines permit, after encountering two completely different failures in Bahrain.
On Friday, the group confirmed it had swapped in new energy items in each automobiles as a precaution following on from Leclerc’s retirement from the opening race.
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The extra energy unit modifications is not going to incur additional penalties as they’re inside Ferrari’s allowance for the yr, however they’re one other instance of the group shifting by parts that are imagined to final for important chunks of the season.
It raises the probability of Leclerc and Sainz serving a grid penalty later within the yr for shifting past its allotted variety of energy items.