Leclerc didn't know Vettel's penalty because Ferrari 'forgot'
Ferrari have admitted they "forgot" to tell Charles Leclerc that team-mate Sebastian Vettel had been given a five-second time penalty at the Canadian Grand Prix in just the latest evidence of a disconnect between the two sides of the Scuderia garage.
Vettel crossed the line first in Montreal, but the win was handed to Lewis Hamilton after a penalty was applied to the German's time for re-joining the track unsafely in front of the Mercedes.
Hamilton kept in behind Vettel to the finish line, while Leclerc made ground late on, an almost had second place – finishing just six seconds behind his team-mate.
Although Ferrari were under no obligation to keep Leclerc far back enough to ensure Vettel only lost one place, the Monegasque said he wasn't even made aware that anything had happened.
"I was not aware at all, no, I pushed but I didn't know what was going on in front," said Leclerc.
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