Brazilian GP: Raikkonen and Sainz suffer pre-race problems

Kimi Raikkonen will start the Brazilian Grand Prix with a different engine to that he used in qualifying.

Ferrari was forced to change it after discovering a potential problem with the power unit he used to qualify fourth on the grid.

Raikkonen will now race with an engine he used in practice at Mexico, which suffered a problem and caused him to pull off with a fire. That has since been repaired, so he will not take a grid penalty.

Also in pre-race trouble is Carlos Sainz Jr, whose Toro Rosso ground to a halt in the pitlane exit.

“Car turned off by itself,” said Sainz, who is likely to start from the pitlane if his gremlin can be fixed.

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Series Formula 1
Event Brazilian GP
Track Interlagos
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Ferrari
Article type Breaking news