F1: Ferrari has found a ‘short-term solution’ to the hydraulics problem

Charles Leclerc Ferrari Formula One

Ferrari’s Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc sits on the starting grid in his car before the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix on June 12, 2022 at the Baku Baku City Circuit in Baku. (Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP)

Ferrari will make a “short-term solution” to Canada this weekend for the hydraulics problem that forced Carlos Senz from last Sunday’s race in Azerbaijan, the Formula One team said on Tuesday.

Spaniard Sange and Monegask teammate Charles Leclerc both retired in Baku, the second power unit to fail in subsequent three races.

“Charles’ engine arrives at the factory tomorrow. A preliminary assessment should be completed by evening,” Ferrari said on Twitter.

“The hydraulic components of Carlos’ car have already been tested. A short-term solution has been proposed for Canada, while work is underway for a medium / long-term solution. “

Ferrari is now 80 points behind the Red Bull in the constructors’ position after eight races, Leclark is down to third overall and 34 points behind world champion and leader Max Verstapen.

After three races Leclerc were 46 points ahead of the Red Bull’s Worstappen and Ferrari seemed to have a good chance of winning their first title since 2008, but their lack of reliability hit them hard. Read the full story

Sunday’s race in Montreal took place on a circuit named after the late Canadian Ferrari Great Giles Villeneuve.

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