Why Leclerc is under investigation at the Monaco GP - Corriere.it

Why Leclerc is under investigation at the Monaco GP - Corriere.it


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The Ferrari driver risks being penalized three places on the starting grid, from third to sixth. Here's what happened

Charles Leclerc under investigation. The Monegasque Ferrari driver closed qualifying for the Montecarlo GP in third place, 106 thousandths away from poleman Max Verstappen, but now he risks being penalized by three positions on the starting grid, from third to sixth. In fact, the Ferrari driver clearly hindered Lando Norris in Q3.

RELIVE HERE the chronicle of the Monaco GP qualifying.

Here's what happened. Leclerc was proceeding slowly under the tunnel when Norris arrived, looking for a fast lap. The English rider braked sharply and was forced to slow down. Leclerc was summoned at 6 pm by the commissioners, the three penalty positions seem obvious in the light of the precedents.

Leclerc had just returned from two poles in a row in Montecarlo. He tried again this time with everything he had, but Ferrari proved they weren't up to Red Bull and Aston Martin. This is how he explained his version of events: I did everything to stay on the left, the timing wasn't good, it was difficult, plus I didn't have much visibility. I left as soon as I got the information of Norris' arrival, not at the right time but I did what I could, I explained myself, I did everything I could when I got the information. The low wall should have assisted him better.

May 27, 2023 (change May 27, 2023 | 19:29)



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