To me it was turbo-related. The sound of Leclercs car going poof was basically exactly the same as Raikkonen had in Melbourne 2016.Airshifter wrote: ↑Mon May 23, 2022 7:42 amThe sound was really strange, but hard to say what went boom, or crunch, or whatever. And hard to know if Ferrari will fill us in on what it really was. Either way, I hope it's not a long term issue.
But both failures during the race sounded almost exactly the same.
And to those involved.... all the street car fuel blend crap is way off topic in the thread. I'm surprised you aren't getting down voted by now for spamming up the thread with low tech road car basics.
While Rosberg had a similar sound when his engine gave out in Monza 2015 (but later stage). There it was probably part of the shutdown procedure and kept running up until that point (
I can't find the onboard anywhere where the problems started, I'm 200% sure it was there in both cases. Doesn't have to necessarily mean that the turbo went first and things went south before that. Happy for Leclerc that it's 'just' damaged but it doesn't seem like they have to take the parts out of commission completely. It's likely to end up in the FP engine part pool.