Ferrari change engines after Vettel's power failure

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 climbs out of his car after stopping on track during practice for the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on August 07, 2020 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)
Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 climbs out of his car after stopping on track during practice for the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on August 07, 2020 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)
Rudy Carezzevoli

Ferrari confirmed on Saturday that they have changed the engines in both of their cars at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix following Sebastian Vettel's power unit failure in practice on Friday.

The Italian team made the switch overnight, enabling both the four-time world champion, in his last season with Ferrari, and Charles Leclerc to use new units ahead of qualifying.

"After yesterday's engine failure on Seb's car, as a precaution, we have changed Charles' power unit," said Ferrari.

"This is also penalty-free as we have not exceeded the number of components allowed in the regulations."

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