Ferrari F1 driver Charles Leclerc to use the same engine that cost him Bahrain win

first_img Reuters BahrainApril 6, 2019UPDATED: April 6, 2019 13:06 IST Charles Leclerc will use the same engine which failed in Bahrain at the next race in China. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSUnprecedented short-circuit cost Charles Leclerc victory in BahrainThe 21-year-old Monegasque driver will use the same power unit in China next weekLeclerc finished third at Sakhir after his car lost power with some 10 laps to goCharles Leclerc missed out on his first Formula One victory in Bahrain last weekend because of an unprecedented short-circuit in an injection system control unit, his Ferrari team said on Friday.The 21-year-old Monegasque driver will be able to use the same power unit in China next week, round three of the championship.Leclerc finished third at Sakhir after his car lost power with some 10 laps to go while he was leading the race comfortably.Race winner Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas both overtook the youngster before the chequered flag, with the Leclerc salvaging a podium place thanks to the safety car being deployed for the last three laps.Ferrari said the problem had never been seen before on that particular component.Leclerc had also started on pole position for the first time in his Formula One career, and in only his second race with Ferrari.Shanghai will be the 1,000th Formula One championship grand prix and Ferrari will be favourites to win despite champions Mercedes finishing one-two against the odds in the first two races of the season.Also Read | Bahrain GP: Lucky Hamilton grabs first win after Leclerc’s Ferrari faces engine troubleAlso Read | Bahrain GP pole will not be Charles Leclerc’s last one: Ferrari principal Mattia BinottoFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Charles LeclercFollow Formula 1Follow BahrainFollow Lewis Hamilton Ferrari F1 driver Charles Leclerc to use the same engine that cost him Bahrain winCharles Leclerc will use the same engine which failed in Bahrain, at the next race, held in China.advertisementlast_img

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