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Engine changes for Massa and Alonso 14 Mar 2010

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari F10.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, 13 March 2010 Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari F10.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, 13 March 2010

Ferrari are changing the engines on both Felipe Massa’s and Fernando Alonso’s F10s ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix. The Italian team found slight abnormalities in readings from Massa’s V8 on Saturday night and after discovering similar issues with Alonso’s have decided to replace both as a precautionary measure.

Although there are restrictions on engine use in the FIA’s regulations, all drivers have eight units at their disposal over a season before any penalties are incurred. So neither the Brazilian nor the Spaniard will suffer as a result of Ferrari’s decision.

After a successful qualifying session on Saturday, Massa will start the Sakhir race from second on the grid, just ahead of team mate Alonso.