Formula 1: Leclerc keeps podium after investigation

Charles Leclerc has kept his podium finish at the Formula 1’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This is the decision after a lengthy investigation over a fuel discrepancy.

Charles Leclerc was placed under investigation pre-race when Technical Delegate Jo Bauer flagged up a discrepancy regarding the fuel declaration in the car. Jo Bauer noted that there was a “significant difference between the declaration of the team and the amount of fuel inside the car.”

The difference is not in compliance with the Sporting Regulations. Charles Leclerc was permitted to start the race but was placed under investigation, with a notification that the incident would be looked after the race.

The final decision by the stewards is to fine Ferrari 50.000 euros for the discrepancy of 4.88kg of fuel.



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