George Russell Penalized with Three-Place Grid Drop for Impeding Charles Leclerc in US GP Sprint Qualifying

George Russell Penalized with Three-Place Grid Drop for Impeding Charles Leclerc in US GP Sprint Qualifying

Drama Unfolds in Sprint Qualifying as Russell's Incident Earns Penalties

Over the team radio, Leclerc made his stance clear, stating, “And penalty for Mr. Russell. Thank you.”

The race stewards reviewed the incident, considering input from both drivers, team representatives, and various sources of data and evidence, including video footage and timing information. Their verdict confirmed that George Russell had indeed impeded Charles Leclerc, leading to the imposition of a three-place grid penalty on the Mercedes driver.