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Leclerc avoids damaging penalty for missing bollard

  • Published on 09 Jun 2019 00:29
  • comments 3
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Charles Leclerc has avoided a weekend damaging penalty for the Canadian Grand Prix after he was called to the Stewards for ignoring the re-entry bollard at Turn 9.

Drivers are required to go around a signalled bollard if they go off the circuit at one of the chicanes, as to rejoin the track safely and not gain any lap time. 

Leclerc failed to do so during Q2, which resulted in the Stewards calling the Monegasque driver to a hearing in which they evaluated the situation.

The Stewards noted that Leclerc slowed down after rejoining the track as to not gain an advantage in his lap time, which was subsequently deleted.

However, the Stewards' statement added that "had this incident occurred during the race a time penalty would have been imposed". 

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  • Glad no penalty was imposed. It would have been ridiculous. I'm still miffed that Sainz got one over another somewhat inconsequential mistake impeding Albon and Albon later getting through comfortably

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    • Jun 9 2019 - 03:39
  • abhidbgt

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    Sensible decision.

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    • Jun 9 2019 - 06:07
  • He has done some pretty unexpected mistakes as of late, hasn't he? Hope this doesn't keep up.

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    • Jun 9 2019 - 20:06
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