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Ferrari suffer in Azerbaijan GP as Charles Leclerc joins Carlos Sainz in failing to finish the race

Ferrari suffer Azerbaijan GP horror-show as Charles Leclerc joins team-mate Carlos Sainz in failing to finish the race after his engine failed… leaving way clear for Red Bull do dominate Baku race

  • Ferrari suffered a horror-show at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday
  • Charles Leclerc and team-mate Carlos Sainz both suffered engine problems
  • It paved way for Red Bull duo Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez to dominate 

Ferrari endured a major setback in their hopes of winning the drivers’ championship after suffering a double DNF at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Sunday’s race was dominated by Red Bull duo Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez as the pair managed a onw-two finish for the third time this year.  

Carlos Sainz was forced to pull out  after nine laps due to an engine failure and was followed by team-mate Charles Leclerc, who suffered the same fate. 

Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc (left) and Carlos Sainz (right) were forced to pull out on Sunday

Leclerc came into Sunday’s race in high spirits after claiming his sixth pole position in eight races this year. 

However, the 24-year-old was forced into retirement after 20 laps due to an engine failure as plumes of smoke started to come out of his Ferrari. 

Shortly after retiring, Leclerc said: ‘It’s hard to find the words, it hurts! I lost power. I don’t know what happened. I did not talk to anyone yet [to know more]. I’ll try my best to win the next one.

‘The motivation will stay the same, no problem in that, but yeah it hurts.’ 

Team-mate Sainz misfortunes this year continued as he was forced to pull out after just nine laps due to a brake by wire failure. 

‘I had a hydraulic problem around laps 9-10. We were managing tyres to extend my stint. As soon as I started to push, I had the issue. And then with Charles. It’s a bad day for Ferrari but we will bounce back,’ Sainz said. 

Leclerc was forced into retirement as plumed of smoke started to come out of his Ferrari

Leclerc was forced into retirement as plumed of smoke started to come out of his Ferrari

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