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Formula 1

Ferrari share update on drivers after Monza practice drama

Ferrari have offered an update on Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc after issues for both drivers in final practice at Monza.

Ferrari have offered an update on Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc, with both drivers hitting trouble during the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, held on Saturday morning.

Sainz crashed heavily midway through second practice, with the Spaniard going off in the middle of Ascari and hitting the barriers hard.

There was quite a lot of front-end damage meaning that Ferrari, once again, faced a rebuild on Sainz's car over Saturday lunchtime – the third time in four races an accident from Sainz has cost his mechanics a relaxed approach ahead of qualifying.

Ferrari have confirmed that Sainz's car is now rebuilt and ready for Saturday afternoon's Sprint Qualifying race.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the garage, Leclerc withdrew from FP2 with a few minutes remaining. The Monegasque radioed in to say he was pitting but that he couldn't explain why.

Ferrari revealed after the session that Leclerc had been feeling unwell and needed to make the unplanned pit-stop. He has since recovered and Ferrari say he is ready to take part in Sprint Qualifying.

"Everything [is] fine in our garage, [and for the] cars and drivers," a Ferrari spokesperson told RacingNews365.com. "We are ready for Sprint Qualifying."

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