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Ferrari to make changes after engine failures

3 October 2017

Ferrari will improve the quality of components after both of the Formula 1 team’s cars suffered from problems in Malaysia at the weekend, chairman Sergio Marchionne has said.

Sebastian Vettel, who is in contention for the title, was forced to start from the back of the grid after problems in qualifying. His team mate, Kimi Raikkonen, meanwhile was second in qualifying, but had to abandon the race before it even got underway due to a fault.

“Without external factors, those cars would have been first and second, and that’s very positive,” said Marchionne. But he explained that the current team was still comparatively young and finding its way after a restructuring last year. He also insisted that the car’s components need to be better.

“We are addressing the entire chain to impose different standards,” he said. “It’s one thing breaking an engine on the bench at home but it really looks bad when you have to be pushed off the grid from second place, it’s enough to make you pull your hair out.”

 

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