Charles Leclerc Penalized with Three-Place Grid Penalty for Impeding Oscar Piastri

Charles Leclerc Penalized with Three-Place Grid Penalty for Impeding Oscar Piastri

Leclerc expressed his belief that he should have been given more warning by his team, stating that if he had been informed earlier, he could have taken appropriate action. The Ferrari representative admitted that the pit wall could have done better in terms of communication.

The stewards concluded that the situation was not entirely the fault of the driver and that it could have been avoided if the team had communicated effectively. As a result of the penalty, Leclerc will start the sprint race from ninth place, while Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll, and Esteban Ocon will each move up one position on the grid.