Carlos Sainz declares that he’s been left “upset” by the sport and also Ferrari’s Formula 1 rivals for his grid
During the opening practice hour at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit, Carlos Sainz ran over a water valve cover, resulting in extensive damage to his Ferrari SF-23 car. Ferrari requested permission from the FIA to use a third energy store, but their appeal was dismissed. As a result, Sainz received a 10-place grid penalty, demoting him from the front row to 12th. Sainz expressed disappointment and surprise, stating that the incident was out of his and the team’s control and that he expected more from the sport. He also believed that rival teams may have influenced the decision. Max Verstappen supported Sainz’s view and suggested that the rules should be more accommodating in such unique situations.