Charles Leclerc (Photo Credit: Reuters)
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc can have a three-place grid drop on the season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix after he brought about a primary lap collision at Sakhir GP.
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- Last Updated: December 07, 2020, 12:18 IST
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Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc can have a three-place grid drop on the season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix after he brought about a primary lap collision in Sunday’s penultimate spherical in Bahrain. The Monegasque tangled with Racing Point’s eventual race winner Sergio Perez in a collision that led to the retirements of Leclerc and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and left the Mexican combating again from 18th.
Stewards mentioned Leclerc had braked too late into flip 4, locking the entrance proper wheel and colliding with Perez because the Mexican took the conventional racing line into the nook.
Leclerc, who additionally collected two penalty factors, admitted he was at fault after the race. “I expected him to go around the outside of Valtteri (Bottas) and stay there but I think he decided after to come back on the inside and I was there and then it was to late for me to slow down,” he mentioned of Perez.
“I don’t think it’s a mistake from Checo (Perez), I’m not putting the blame on Checo. If there’s anyone to blame today it’s me but I would say it more unfortunate than a blame.”