The Sakhir Grand Prix continues to generate shocking sensations, even though the race is now over. It is that the work of the sports commissioners and the organizers has not finished yet. That is why in the last moments, a very harsh sanction against Charles Leclerc, which could only turn four corners, before it crashed.
The start of the race for the Monegasque rider had been very good, as he tried to overtake Sergio Perez, which also recovered some positions. However, a few moments later, all the work done was thrown away. After wanting to overtake Max verstappen, and Pérez, Leclerc could not avoid the collision with the Mexican.
After this incident, Leclerc broke the left front suspension after hitting hard against the Racing point of the Mexican. Also, Max verstappen He tried to avoid both cars and ended up crashing into the retaining wall. Both drivers ended up abandoning the race and took all the disappointment of the weekend.
The FIA statement
“The Stewards listened to the driver of Car 16 (Charles Leclerc), representatives of the team and they have reviewed multiple angles of the videos. Car 16 braked too late in turn 4, blocked the right front wheel and collided with car 11, which was drawing the normal race line in that curve, “says the text released by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
The Monegasque driver defended himself before the FIA sports commissioners, but they turned a deaf ear to him. They gave him a penalty of three penalty positions and took three points from his ‘Super License’, which enables him to compete. It should be noted that after the race, Leclerc went to congratulate and apologize to Sergio Pérez, who ended up winning the race.