Ferrari boss Frederic Vasseur will hold talks with officials at the Las Vegas Grand Prix over compensation for damage caused to Carlos Sainz’s car in first practice.
Let us remind you that the Spaniard’s car received serious damage at the very beginning of the first free practice session. This was a consequence of the fact that one of the hatches on the main straight flew out under the influence of the ground effect – the concrete ring between the metal and the asphalt could not stand it.
It is worth noting that the precedent for compensation was set after an incident at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix, where Romain Grosjean’s car was damaged due to impact with a loose drainage grid. The team subsequently agreed on a financial settlement with the stage organizers.
To the question of the British AutosportWhether Ferrari will seek compensation, Vasser responded: “That will be a private discussion that I will have with the officials. The financial regulations do not provide any exceptions for such incidents, but we have many consequences both from the financial and sporting side. From a budgetary point of view, the consequences will not be easy.”