Ferrari to have private discussion over Sainz Vegas F1 damage compensation
Sainz’s Unfortunate Incident
During the recent Formula 1 race in Las Vegas, Carlos Sainz from Ferrari experienced a devastating accident. He ran over a metal water valve cover that had come loose, resulting in the complete destruction of his SF-23 chassis, power unit, and energy store.
Precedent for Compensation
This incident is reminiscent of a similar event that took place during the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix. Romain Grosjean, driving for Haas, suffered severe damage to his car after colliding with a loose drain cover. As a consequence, the team successfully negotiated a financial settlement with the Sepang circuit management.
Ferrari’s Private Discussion
In light of these circumstances, Ferrari has decided to hold a private discussion regarding the compensation for Sainz’s damaged car. Details of the negotiation will not be disclosed to the public, but it is evident that the team understands the importance of addressing this issue.