Ferrari team boss Frederic Vasseur says it is paying a “mega price” for the incident that has left Carlos Sainz
Ferrari encountered a setback during the F1 return to Vegas when Sainz damaged his car after running over a water valve cover. The team had to replace the chassis, power unit, and gearbox, requiring a change in Sainz’s penalty-free allowance. Ferrari requested dispensation from the FIA but their appeal was dismissed, resulting in a 10-place grid penalty for Sainz. Team Principal Vasseur expressed frustration at the timing of the incident, as Ferrari is currently fighting for the Constructors’ Championship. Despite the setback, Ferrari managed a 1-2 finish in the first day of running at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit.