The Spanish Carlos Sainzfrom Ferrari, was sanctioned this Friday with five grid positions of this Sunday’s race Brazilian Grand Prix to make a new engine change.
The man from Madrid received the penalty for his sixth change in the power unit of his Ferrari ahead of the penultimate round of the World Cup. Thus, Sainz’s goal of ending the year with a victory is a little more complicated, on a weekend that is celebrated with the sprint format: qualifying this Friday after FP1 and sprint race on Saturday to decide the grid on Sunday.
sainz, who dropped out at Suzuka and Austin, he was fifth two weeks ago at the Mexican GP suffering and without options to approach Red Bull 0 Mercedes. Therefore, Ferrari made this new engine change, in addition to the eighth Exhaust System, and the man from Madrid will have to seek his maximum performance to minimize damage on the grid in order to qualify for victory this Sunday in São Paulo.
The Spanish rider began the Brazilian event with a fourth place this Friday in the first and only free practice session. Little information for the drivers on the complicated Brazilian track, where the fastest was the Mexican Sergio Perez of Red Bull.
(With information from Europe Press)