Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari was randomly picked for inspection after earning P2 in the Bahrain Grand Prix, according to a document released by the FIA.
The FIA has verified that the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz was called in for a random examination after the Bahrain Grand Prix.
According to a Technical Delegate’s Report, Sainz’s car was picked at random for further physical inspections as part of a process in which a car that finishes inside the top 10 is chosen at random for further physical examinations.
“Car number 55 was randomly chosen among the top 10 vehicles for more intensive physical inspections after the race of the Bahrain GP,” according to a memo from Jo Bauer, FIA Formula 1 Technical Delegate.
“Subject to these physical inspections were front and rear wheel bodywork, front and rear wheel covers, front and rear wheel rims and front and rear wheel fasteners.”
The report also confirms that no problems with Sainz’s Ferrari were discovered.
“All inspected components were found to be in compliance with the 2022 Formula 1 Technical Regulations,” the report concludes.
Sainz seems to have had a solid weekend in Bahrain, completing Ferrari’s 1-2 result behind Charles Leclerc. However, in comparison to his teammate, Sainz acknowledges that he struggled more throughout the three days in Sakhir.
“For me, it’s been a very tricky weekend, I’m not gonna lie,” he said after the race. “I didn’t have the pace today, but I managed to hold in there and bring the 1-2 for the team.
“I have some homework to do over these next few days and I’m sure I will come back stronger.”
Ferrari will be seeking to build on their dominant performance in Bahrain this weekend at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the season’s second race.