Carlos Sainz will get a brand new tank ahead of the US Grand Prix weekendthe eighteenth and final fifth round of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship. Therefore, at the COTA Circuit of the Americas, the SF-23 car bearing the number 55 will once again be ready to have its say, after the Spaniard was He was forced to miss the Qatar Grand Prix Because of one Gasoline leak She was found a few hours before Lucille’s test began.
What specifically happened? Maranello technicians discovered a leak at the top of the tank and, despite some last-minute interventions, were unable to give the Madrid native the ‘green light’ to take part in the race. We immediately thought of a related problem Restrictions The diagonal track which, as we know, damaged many cars, starting with the tires.
However, Emilian’s team made sure that the red car’s bodywork was intact. The problem, in fact, as Motorsport.com explains, has manifested itself in Flexible rubber bag Which, by regulations, must meet or exceed the specifications of the FIA FT5-1999 standards, barring a problem associated with battery replacement, thus excluding human error. Everything seems to be leading towards A Minor manufacturing defect Or the bag is damaged.
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at this point Carlos Sainz is ready to travel to Texas with the clear intention of putting Lucille’s misfortune behind himtrusting the Ferrari again with 100% of its capabilities to attack COTA, a track that the SF-23 could love, and second place in the constructors’ standings, still in the hands of Mercedes at the moment.
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