22 Jun 2022

The wing choice that impacted Sainz’s top speed in Verstappen Canadian GP battle

However, the team only had enough spares for one driver to use it, and it was given to Charles Leclerc – not through favouritism but for practical reasons.

With the Maranello squad knowing he was starting from the back anyway, and wet qualifying clearly having a high chance of incident, it was felt that it was more sensible for Leclerc to have it.

That’s because if he had gone off and damaged it in qualifying, then a forced change of spec for the race would only have…

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