Laurent Rossi has confirmed that the internal combustion engine that Fernando Alonso has used at the Saudi Arabian GP is no longer available.

Alonso was forced to end the race in Jeddah prematurely after a message regarding the car’s temperature appeared on his steering wheel’s dashboard. Later on, Rossi has revealed that the Spaniard’s engine cannot be used due to a water pump issue.

“The problem is that this part [water pump] is integrated into the engine, the water pump degraded and fell into the workings of the engine,” the Alpine CEO told AutoHebdo.

“If we wanted to repair the engine, we would have had to break the seal and so we have lost that engine. Even if its physical integrity wouldn’t be affected, it’s one less engine for us.”

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