By the end of the grand prix, both Sainz and Leclerc had recovered to third and fourth to limit the damage to Mercedes who had looked on course to overtake the Scuderia.
Leclerc was languishing at the rear of the pack after being sent into the barriers by Lando Norris on lap four, making his comeback all the more remarkable.
But frailties exist on the pit wall and the anger from Friday carried through to Sunday for Leclerc, unhappy with the decision not to swap positions with Sainz to aid his battle with Sergio Perez in the drivers' standings.
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