Whenever a car retires, it is an embarassment to the team, and all associated. And if a supplier part is responsible for the problem, then it becomes a political problem. Naturally, no team will go on record bashing one of their partners and suppliers. That is whey (hypothetically) a team would never say "Our car had to retire because the part supplied by Company X failed".
Instead, there is a cover story generated, and almost always goes like this. "Our car retired because of hydraulic problems". Or electrical problems. But what is released to the public is always generalized and vague on purpose.
Formula One exists in a climate of secrecy, and no team will willingly divulge anything that may compromise their status, or secrets.
So whenever you come across a statement about technical problems, please remember that most likely it is a cover story, and the real truth is most likely obscured.
A proud Canadian, and yes, HOCKEY is our game.