Spanish GP: Ferrari changes Raikkonen's F1 engine after FP2 problem

Ferrari will change the engine in Kimi Raikkonen's car after the problem he suffered in the second practice session for Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix

Spanish GP: Ferrari changes Raikkonen's F1 engine after FP2 problem

Raikkonen's Ferrari emitted a puff of smoke on the run to the Turn 10 hairpin and he managed to coax it back into the pitlane with just under 40 minutes to go.

Ferrari has now confirmed it will replace his internal combustion engine, turbocharger and MGU-H ahead of tomorrow's final practice session and qualifying as a "precaution".

As it is the first time Raikkonen needs a replacement for any of those components, he does not face a grid penalty.

The changed components will be checked and could be introduced back into Raikkonen's pool of available parts this season.

Meanwhile, the FIA has confirmed that the drivers that retired from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix have fitted new gearboxes without penalty.

Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Esteban Ocon all benefit from a fresh gearbox.

Nico Hulkenberg and Romain Grosjean had a new gearbox fitted during the Baku weekend before also retiring in the race.

They may use a new gearbox in Spain as well, which will kick off a new run of six consecutive events the component must complete.

shares
comments
Fernando Alonso: McLaren Formula 1 car upgrades are 'much better'
Previous article

Fernando Alonso: McLaren Formula 1 car upgrades are 'much better'

Next article

Ex-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone buys 1993 Ayrton Senna McLaren for €4.1m

Ex-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone buys 1993 Ayrton Senna McLaren for €4.1m
The pioneering pair who brought a new glory era to an F1 heavyweight  Plus

The pioneering pair who brought a new glory era to an F1 heavyweight 

With the team’s founder now retired and a new boss at the helm, change was coming to Brabham – change that would shape the future of Formula 1. In the third part of our four-part history of Brabham, DAMIEN SMITH examines the effect Bernie Ecclestone had on the team

The combination behind the Silverstone racing battles Hamilton called "F1 at its best" Plus

The combination behind the Silverstone racing battles Hamilton called "F1 at its best"

OPINION: The late battling in the British Grand Prix wowed Formula 1 fans and surely represents the best racing action of the season so far. And there was a cocktail of factors that created the action, from which Carlos Sainz emerged as a popular new winner

How Ferrari’s Monaco headache became its Silverstone migraine Plus

How Ferrari’s Monaco headache became its Silverstone migraine

OPINION: Ferrari won the British Grand Prix with Carlos Sainz, but it ultimately cost Charles Leclerc a chance to make a bigger dent in Max Verstappen's title lead by leaving the Monegasque out on old tyres towards the end. Like Monaco, indecision over strategy proved to be the Scuderia's biggest issue - and if the team doesn't reflect, the headache can only intensify

Formula 1
Jul 5, 2022
The five factors behind Sainz winning a British GP he’d twice lost Plus

The five factors behind Sainz winning a British GP he’d twice lost

Formula 1 has a newest race winner, in a grand prix the victor appeared to have lost twice, only to charge back to headline a sensational and dramatic British Grand Prix. From a massive start crash to a late sprint finish, here’s how five factors saw Carlos Sainz take his maiden grand prix win

Formula 1
Jul 4, 2022
Why there was no case to answer in Aston’s latest F1 copycat saga Plus

Why there was no case to answer in Aston’s latest F1 copycat saga

The appearance of a revised Aston Martin in Spain caused controversy but PAT SYMONDS explains why the FIA investigation found the Silverstone team had no case to answer

Formula 1
Jul 3, 2022
Why it's Red Bull that really leads a three-way fight so far at Silverstone Plus

Why it's Red Bull that really leads a three-way fight so far at Silverstone

After a slow start to Friday at Silverstone, all the Formula 1 teams had to effectively cram in a day’s worth of practice into one hour. But there was still plenty to learn and while Ferrari topped the times, a three-way battle is brewing ahead of the British Grand Prix

Formula 1
Jul 2, 2022
Why the future is bright for the British GP Plus

Why the future is bright for the British GP

It wasn’t so long ago the situation looked bleak at Silverstone with the future of the British Grand Prix under threat. But a transformation has seen it restored to one of the most important races on the Formula 1 calendar, with bigger and better to come

Formula 1
Jul 1, 2022
Could mixed fortunes for F1's leading Brits turn around at Silverstone? Plus

Could mixed fortunes for F1's leading Brits turn around at Silverstone?

For the first time in many years, none of the local racers starts among the favourites for the British Grand Prix. But George Russell, Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris could have reasons for optimism

Formula 1
Jun 30, 2022