Charles Leclerc and Logan Sargeant will start Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix from the pit lane after changes were made to their respective cars.
Leclerc struggled during qualifying on Saturday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and was eliminated in Q1.
Leclerc finished 19th, ahead only of Sargeant, as he equalled the worst qualifying result of his Formula 1 career.
Leclerc outlined post-session that he felt something was wrong with the SF-23 and Ferrari undertook changes once the car was released from parc ferme on Sunday morning.
Ferrari confirmed that “as time to check Charles’ car was limited, we decided to replace the rear end, so that a proper investigation can be carried out in Maranello.”
Ferrari has also taken the opportunity to equip Leclerc’s SF-23 with a new Energy Store, Control Electronics and gearbox components. Alterations have also been made to Leclerc’s suspension.
Sargeant will also start the race from the pit lane after Williams made changes to his suspension set-up and to the brake cooling system.