20 Nov 2023

Why FIA couldn’t help Ferrari with force majeure penalty waiver in Vegas F1 race

Sainz had to take his third energy store of the season after it was damaged when he ran over a water valve cover in FP1.

The change automatically triggered a 10-place penalty, and there was widespread sympathy for Ferrari in the paddock given that the incident was outside the control of the team and driver, and was caused by a fault with the circuit.

“Something that we could change is the penalty for Carlos,” said Fernando Alonso, who…

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