Grosjean's engine sent back to Ferrari for checks

The Ferrari Formula 1 engine used by Haas driver Romain Grosjean in practice for the French Grand Prix has been sent back to Maranello to be investigated.

In practice on Friday, Grosjean ran the upgraded Ferrari engine his team had been forced to change for the last race in Canada after a spectacular qualifying problem.

Grosjean suffered a dramatic exit from qualifying in Montreal when an oil leak triggered a huge smoke cloud.

Haas initially feared it damaged the engine's components and would be unavailable for us, but got the all-clear from Ferrari to use it on Friday at Paul Ricard.

Grosjean was sixth fastest in both sessions and completed plenty of mileage in the process.

However, an anomaly was detected and the engine has been replaced ahead of qualifying.

It has been sent back to Ferrari's headquarters to undergo further analysis.

That means Grosjean will contest the rest of the weekend with the original-specification Ferrari engine he started the season with and used until the end of the Spanish GP weekend, then raced again in Canada.

It is complemented by a relatively new turbocharger and MGU-H, as both components were introduced in Canada alongside the old V6.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Romain Grosjean
Teams Haas F1 Team
Article type Breaking news