The 27-year-old hoped that Leclerc would continue his dominance at French GP 2022 on Sunday.
Although the usage of the third control electronics will hand Sainz at least a 10-place grid penalty, Ferrari may in addition, add a few more components if deemed necessary, which will result in further penalties.
Notably, Sainz has already used his maximum allowance of internal combustion engines, turbochargers and MGU-Hs.
"No Engine Engine... No No...," the 27-year-old Spanish international said on his team radio after his car's engine blowout.
Charles Leclerc is now at the second place in the standings ahead of Red Bulls' Sergio Perez.
Charles Leclerc has criticized the team's decision to not pit him and hand quicker tyres.
The local boy, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton could only manage a P3 finish despite trying desperately to go past Sainz on multiple occasions.
Max Verstappen continued his brilliant form as he finished P1, securing his 26th win.
Carlos Sainz suffered a hydraulics-related problem in the Lap 9 followed by Charles Leclerc’s car pouring out smoke in the 20th lap.
Leclerc's Drivers' Championship rival Max Verstappen went on to win the race ahead of his teammate Sergio Perez and Mercedes' George Russell.
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