Ferrari switches Sainz’s F1 engine after Australian GP off

The Spanish driver endured a tough Australian GP due to a series of problems, the culmination and frustration of which resulted in him 

Haas driver Mick Schumacher, having made a poor start to the race due to his replacement steering wheel not being set with the correct torque map.

Ferrari has opted to hand Sainz a fresh power unit for the Imola race weekend as a precaution due to the impact of his off in Australia 

“Carlos’ engine has been changed as a precaution following the impact in Australia as we do not want to take any risks with the Sprint weekend format,”

Ahead of opening practice at Imola on Friday, Alpine also confirmed it would be switching Esteban Ocon to a new power unit for this weekend.

This will be his second of three allocated power units for the season, therefore not incurring a penalty.”

Earlier this weekend, Sainz reflected on his Australian GP and put his off down to a mistake that followed “frustration” due to the various issues he faced, having also missed out on the pole position 

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