Connect with us

2016 F1

Ferrari working to fix injector problem – insider



Ferrari working to fix injector problem - insider

Ferrari working to fix injector problem – insider

Ferrari is confident it will quickly solve the engine flaw that stopped Sebastian Vettel from even starting Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix.

Kimi Raikkonen’s failure was with the turbo in Australia, and so teammate Vettel’s smoky exit on the parade lap in Bahrain had ramped up speculation the Italian team is grappling with fundamental reliability issues in 2016.

“When you seek to improve your performance, as you need to do to try to get closer to Mercedes, sometimes you take risks and have problems with reliability,” F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart told Brazil’s Globo last weekend.

“That’s how F1 works.”

According to Tuttosport, Australia and Bahrain will have set off “alarm bells” at Maranello, where boss Maurizio Arrivabene has already said staff will be working “Saturdays and Sundays” to fix the problems before China.

Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, however, is looking on the bright side for the fabled Italian team.

“It’s better an engine breaks when you’re on the second row than to never break an engine on the eighth (row),” he is quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I recall in 1996 when Michael Schumacher’s engine broke on the parade lap in Magny Cours but then we won at Spa and Monza,” Montezemolo added.

“As always in formula one, there is much work to do but I hope that Sunday was a good sign with parallels to those (Schumacher) years.”

Leo Turrini, a reliable Ferrari media insider, wrote on his Quotidiano blog that Ferrari has traced Vettel’s Bahrain failure to an injector that will now be re-designed.

“In Maranello, they believe they can remedy the situation,” he said.


Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2018 F114 hours ago

Berger sees F1 chance for nephew Auer

is hoping his nephew may have a future in formula one. One the one hand, the F1 legend said he...

2018 F114 hours ago

Hamilton teammate Bottas ‘is not there’ – Verstappen

Max Verstappen has admitted he will try to emulate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ approach to winning the world championship. The...

2018 F114 hours ago

Mexico GP future in doubt

A cloud has moved above the future of the highly popular Mexican grand prix. The rejuvenated race at the iconic...

2018 F114 hours ago

“I did not lose confidence in myself at any time,” – Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz says he will do his best to “lead” McLaren from the cockpit in 2019. The Spaniard is moving...

2018 F12 days ago

Sirotkin, Wehrlein eye Ferrari role for 2019

Two drivers may be eyeing Daniil Kvyat’s job at Ferrari for 2019. This year, Russian Kvyat was a Ferrari development...

2018 F12 days ago

“I just wanted to make it better,”- Verstappen

Max Verstappen has revealed that he is prepared to be patient with Honda in 2019. Especially in 2018 as the...

2018 F12 days ago

Gasly ‘not afraid’ of Verstappen

Pierre Gasly says he is not worried about pairing up with Max Verstappen at Red Bull next year. Gasly replaces...

2018 F12 days ago

Vettel says new teammate Leclerc ‘a good guy’

Sebastian Vettel insists he is not worried about getting a new Ferrari teammate for 2019. The German has lost his...

2018 F12 days ago

Mercedes’ Wolff eyes Mick Schumacher

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has expressed interest in signing up Mick Schumacher. Schumacher, the son of F1 great Michael and...

2018 F15 days ago

Sirotkin sponsor wanted discount for 2019

Sergey Sirotkin should not be too disappointed that his F1 career is over. That is the view of Mika Salo,...

Most Popular is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media