Ferrari’s drivers have taken on fresh engine components after Sebastian Vettel’s failure during the closing stages of Friday’s second practice session at Silverstone.
Vettel suffered a sudden failure with five minutes remaining of the 90-minute session and parked his car at Copse corner, as a vast quantity of fluid leaked from the Ferrari SF1000.
The failed engine has been sent back to Ferrari’s base at Maranello for further investigation.
Ferrari has consequently fitted a new Internal Combustion Engine, Turbocharger and MGU-H, the second of the season, for both Vettel and team-mate Charles Leclerc.
Ferrari says that it changed Leclerc’s components as a precaution.
As Ferrari are still within their annual limit of engine components neither driver will be penalised.
Ferrari has endured a troubled start to the campaign, amid a lack of pace, collisions and other issues, and holds only fourth in the Constructors’ Championship.