Charles Leclerc has been given a three-place grid penalty for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix after being found guilty by stewards of impeding Lando Norris in qualifying.
The Ferrari man set the third-fastest time in his home race with Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso on the front row, but his hopes of winning a first home race have been dealt a major blow following the decision of the stewards.
After qualifying, the Stewards decided that Charles impeded Lando Norris in the tunnel section during Q3. Charles has been given a three place grid penalty and will thus start from sixth place in tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix. This actually promotes Carlos to fourth place.…
He slowed down considerably in the tunnel and clearly put his brakes on as Lando Norris was approaching at full speed behind him, an act generally regarded as a no-no in F1 circles.
As expected, the stewards have punished Leclerc and he starts in sixth, promoting team-mate Carlos Sainz to fourth, with the Scuderia man sandwiched between Alpine's Esteban Ocon and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton who are third and fifth respectively.
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