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Ferrari Tests FIA Splashguards at Fiorano Circuit

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Wet track conditions can be particularly challenging for Formula 1 cars due to excessive spray produced by wet tires. The FIA has been actively seeking solutions to improve safety and visibility during rainy sessions. The FIA splash guards aim to minimize the spray generated by F1 cars in extreme rain conditions.: Last year, Mercedes tested a similar spray-reducing device, but the results were not as expected. The FIA has been pursuing a solution to facilitate sessions heavily affected by bad weather.

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Ferrari has now taken up the task of testing a second version of these splash guards. The goal is to enhance visibility and reduce spray during wet races. Ferrari junior driver Oliver Bearman participated in the tests, gaining valuable experience before his free practice sessions with Haas at Imola. Another Ferrari development driver, Arthur Leclerc, contributed to the testing process.

Ferrari’s commitment to improving wet-weather performance and safety demonstrates their dedication to Formula 1 excellence. As the FIA continues its pursuit of effective solutions, the splashguards could play a crucial role in enhancing visibility and reducing spray during rainy races.

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Ferrari Driver Penalized for Miami GP Clash with Oscar Piastri

Carlos Sainz
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During the Miami Grand Prix, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz found himself in a fierce battle for position with McLaren driver Oscar Piastri. The two drivers were fighting for fourth place, and tensions were high as they navigated the challenging circuit.

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At Turn 17, Sainz attempted an overtake on the inside of Piastri. However, he braked too late and collided with the front wing of the McLaren. Piastri was forced to pit for repairs, dropping him out of the points. Despite the incident, Sainz managed to finish fourth on the road.

The Miami GP stewards reviewed video evidence and heard from both drivers and team representatives. They concluded that Sainz was predominantly to blame for the collision. Although Piastri had given sufficient room during the overtaking attempt, Sainz’s slight loss of control caused the collision. As a result, Sainz received a five-second time penalty and one penalty point on his license.

Sainz’s penalty dropped him from fourth to fifth place in the race classification, behind Sergio Perez. Instead of earning 15 points, he now receives 12 points for his performance in Miami.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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