Haas F1 confirms Ferrari engine can only be installed in Bahrain

11-02-2021 12:26 | Updated: 11-02-2021 13:49
by GPblog.com
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Haas F1 confirms Ferrari engine can only be installed in Bahrain

It was previously announced that Haas was on track with their new 2021 car, but there were rumours of a problem with the Ferrari engine. Now it's official, Haas has a problem.

The engine is able to enter the country, but the engineers who have to install the engine are not. If they want to enter England, coming from Italy where the engine is manufactured, they will have to spend two weeks in quarantine.

This is causing problems for Haas, because the Ferrari engine can only be installed by Ferrari engineers. “We have issues with Ferrari employees coming to Banbury to start up the engines because they would need to quarantine,” team principal Guenther Steiner told F1. “We cannot afford that timewise, so we decided to do the fire up in Bahrain.''

Quarantine

The UK government currently mandates a 10-day self-quarantine for anyone entering the country, meaning Ferrari's engineers would have to remain in quarantine, which is not feasible at this point in the year. As a result, the decision was made to start the engine in Bahrain this season. “It is late,” Steiner said, “But to our

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