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Wolff defends Ferrari drain cover stance: 'I have to act in best interests of Mercedes'

Interview To news overview © XPB When Carlos Sainz ran over a loose water valve cover in the opening nine minutes of practice for the Las Vegas Grand Prix, it had an inadvertent consequence in the battle for second in the Constructors' Championship. The crash forced Ferrari to replace the survival cell, internal combustion engine, energy store, and control electronics which were all "damaged beyond repair" according to the team. You would think that such a freak accident would allow for force majeure in the rulebook, but Sainz was still handed a 10-place grid penalty for the race because he used a third energy store outside of his permitted allocation. While the stewards...
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