F1: Ferrari's Carlos Sainz takes a grid drop for French Grand Prix | Inquirer Sports

F1: Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz takes a grid drop for French Grand Prix

/ 12:27 PM July 23, 2022
Formula One F1 - French Grand Prix - Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France - July 21, 2022 Ferrari's Carlos Sainz Jr. ahead of the French Grand Prix

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – July 21, 2022 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. ahead of the French Grand Prix REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz will take a penalty of at least 10 places on Sunday’s French Grand Prix starting grid, Formula One stewards said.

The Spaniard, whose engine went up in flames at the previous race in Austria, started Friday practice at Le Castellet with a new control electronics in his car’s power unit, triggering a 10 place penalty.

ADVERTISEMENT

Ferrari could still change more elements of the power unit, adding to the drop.

Sainz, winner in Britain on July 3, is fourth in the championship but 75 points behind Red Bull’s overall leader Max Verstappen.

FEATURED STORIES

Ferrari is chasing its third successive win this weekend after Charles Leclerc followed up Sainz’s Silverstone victory by winning in Austria.

RELATED STORIES

Carlos Sainz claims maiden F1 win in epic British Grand Prix

F1: Engine blew without warning, says heartbroken Sainz at Austrian Grand Prix

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Carlos Sainz, Ferrari, Formula One, French Grand Prix
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.