May 23, 2022

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Leclerc, to the network tail to change the engine

Leclerc, to the network tail to change the engine

the team Ferrari I reported this Wednesday that the Monaco pilot Charles Leclerc Sunday will start from the back of the grid at the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix where his car will have an all-new power unit.

Ferrari explains that this change is due to the introduction of a new hybrid system and that the main goal is to gain experience for the 2022 car project.

“A great effort has been made, both technically and logistically, to be able to use it as quickly as possible, and it will be rolled out sporadically among drivers,” Ferrari adds, noting that Leclerc will be the first to own the new hybrid system.

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“This decision is a precaution regarding the potential risks of using a damaged battery pack in your accident. Hungarian Grand PrixFerrari, which clarifies that ‘in Sochi, Leclerc will have a completely new power unit, so it will start from the back of the grid. “

As for when the updated hybrid system is installed in the car of (his Spanish partner) Carlos (Sainz), this will be determined after evaluating the appropriate compromise between competitiveness and the impact of the penalty kick,” the team adds. .

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