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F1 steward: Handing Sainz Las Vegas penalty 'felt wrong'

Article To news overview © XPBimages Handing Carlos Sainz his 10-place grid penalty at the Las Vegas Grand Prix "felt and was wrong", according to steward Derek Warwick, who was powerless to intervene. Early in Free Practice 1, Sainz hit a loose water valve cover on the Strip, destroying the monocoque, Internal Combustion Engine, Control Electronics and Energy Store. As a result, he was required to take a third Energy Store of the season, which would trigger a 10-place grid drop with only two permitted. Ferrari did request for the penalty to be waived on grounds of force majeure, but while the stewards were sympathetic towards the case, there was no mechanism in the Sporting...
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