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Ferrari swerved a pointless Leclerc engine change in Qatar

Ferrari's lack of engine degradation meant they did not consider a new one for Charles Leclerc despite his poor grid slot in Qatar. The Monegasque driver was unable to clear Q2 upon Formula 1's first visit to the Losail International Circuit, leaving him to start the race from P13 on the grid. As he was already comfortably out of position by his usual standards, Ferrari could have given him a new Internal Combustion Engine, which would have incurred a five-place grid penalty, or a complete new power unit that would have sent him back only two further places to P20 and last. However, team principal Mattia Binotto explained Ferrari do not suffer with degrading engine power like other...
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