Ferrari changes Massa’s (and Alonso’s) engine ahead of Bahrain race 

Written by David on March 14th, 2010 at 11:22 amLast Update: March 14th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Ferrari F10Earlier this morning, Scuderia Ferrari took precautionary measures by changing both Felipe Massa’s and Fernando Alonso’s engines ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

“Bahrain GP race Sunday started with important news from the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro box. At 10am, when the FIA rules allow to work on the cars, the mechanics started to work on the F10 number 7, replacing its engine,” read a Ferrari press release.

“This is a completely precautionary step: the engine, used by Felipe Massa up to the qualifying yesterday afternoon shows, some abnormal parameters, but can still be used on the track, according to the applicable rules, during free practice sessions.”

“The decision, taken last night, will not lead to any sanctions for the Brazilian driver, who will start from the first row.”

Later on, the Maranello based team informed that for the same reasons, Alonso’s engine has also been replaced.

“We will change the engine on Alonso’s car for the same precautionary measure which determined the previous decision,” said the team.

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