Ferrari having the fastest car over one lap at the Las Vegas GP only added to Sainz’s heartbreak over the 10-place grid penalty he picked up through little fault of his own in FP1. But does he have Ferrari’s rivals to blame?
any other rival team is purely speculative and has not been confirmed. However, it is clear that Carlos Sainz’s penalty for the damage sustained on the Las Vegas Grand Prix track has received sympathy and support from his fellow Formula 1 drivers. Sainz qualified second for the race but will start 12th due to a grid penalty for a power unit change caused by the track incident. The stewards acknowledged the unusual external circumstance, but the regulations did not allow them to waive the penalty. Sainz expressed disappointment and frustration with the situation, stating that he expected more from the sport. He also suggested that rival teams may have influenced the decision to apply the penalty. The controversy has sparked a discussion about the fairness of the rules and potential changes in the future.