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Ferrari blame Verstappen fans and claim a 'rogue flare' started the fire in Sainz's car

FLAMING FERRARI: As Ferrari were looking to secure a 1-2 finish in yesterdays Austrian GP, disaster struck as Carlos Sainz had to retire as his engine caught on fire. While most teams would blame the engine itself, Ferrari have claimed that a flare from a Verstappen fan had been thrown from the stands into the exhaust of the car, igniting a fire inside and forcing Sainz to stop, handing Verstappen second place. They have requested that the FIA look into it and punish Red Bull for their 'unsportsmanlike actions', that they be stripped of all their points and that they fix the unreliable Ferrari engine.

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