Leclerc hopes smashed again

Charles Leclerc penalised on the grid in Monaco as yet again the curse of Monaco has struck Charles Leclerc. The Ferrari driver has been given a grid penalty in his home race for blocking Lando Norris’ McLaren on track during qualifying.

Monaco’s Charles Leclerc has been handed a grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix for blocking Lando Norris’ McLaren under the tunnel during the final stage of qualifying on Saturday.


The FIA stewards ruled that Charles Leclerc – who was on a slow lap – had indeed reacted to the blue flags waved by the track marshals when Norris’ McLaren came up behind him, but that his reaction was too late. Among other things, the investigation revealed that his Ferrari team failed to give him sufficient information about the single-seater coming up behind him at high speed.

As a result, Charles Leclerc received a three-position grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver – who had qualified third – will therefore have to start his home race from sixth place on Sunday.

This penalty means that Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz and Esteban Ocon will each gain a position on the starting grid.

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3 responses to “Leclerc hopes smashed again

  1. This sort of thing is the reason LeClerc will be regarded as fast but unreliable. Ferrari needs Sainz to keep his clear head.

  2. It is unacceptable for Ferrari to lag behind the lousy, thieving cars of Mercedes. I wish that Charles and Carlos re[eatedly finish ahead of Mercedes. With Stroll only promising so much to deceive, Ferrari must take the second place in the Constructors. The second place in Drivers is between Checo and Fernando.

    Alonso is demostrating again and again why he is the better driver while the British fanatics back the hollow 7 X champ. It is a disgrace.

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