Leclerc was released into the path of Romain Grosjean at Hockenheim, forcing the Haas man to slam on the brakes to avoid a heavy shunt.
Ferrari were given $5,000 fine over the incident, a punishment that raised eyebrows after Verstappen had been given a time penalty for a similar incident involving Valtteri Bottas during the Monaco Grand Prix. The sanction dropped Verstappen from second on the track to fourth.
FIA race director Michael Masi explained that contact made between Verstappen and Bottas was the crucial factor in the differing punishments, although the governing body have stated that similar incidents will be punished with tie penalties in the future.
Although Leclerc did not finish the Hockenhiem race and Verstappen won, the Red Bull man still saw fit to point out the perceived injustice.
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