Charles Leclerc and brake trouble in Bahrain: Ferrari launches investigation

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The Sakhir setback will immediately produce investigations in that of Maranello.

Charles Leclerc at the Bahrain Grand Prix è was one of the big disappointments of the first round of the Formula 1 season in 2024. The Monegasque clawed a complex fourth place, finishing the race at the foot of the podium and behind the two Red Bulls and the other Ferrari entrusted to Carlos Sainz. What caused his ordeal were some problems with the braking system that, based on what è emerged in the aftermath of the race, no one in Maranello expected.

What 'Corriere dello Sport' reported on Sunday was in fact that the brake problem reported by Leclerc had never occurred in the past on the Ferrari. For this reason, both the team and supplier Brembo will launch an investigation to see what really happened. What è which è is currently clear è is that before the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix the left front brake air intake had been replaced and that from the race wall engineers tried to suggest to the driver some controls to get around the problem. None of these interventions, however, è proved to be decisive.

Leclerc at the end of the race reported a colossal temperature difference between the two front brake discs, measurable at as much as 100 degrees Celsius. That is why it è proved so tiring for him to figure out when, how much and how to set up the most important braking in the Bahrain Grand Prix, with the front tire locks and "long" that were seen during Saturday’s race. "Horrible to drive in those conditions. When you have a problem like that you always have the impression that you are driving badly, whatever you do"” the Ferrari driver had said in the heat of the race.

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