Leclerc summoned by the stewards after lap1 incident in Mexico

Leclerc summoned by the stewards after lap1 incident in Mexico

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc will be appearing before the Mexico City Grand Prix stewards after he and Sergio Perez collided.

Charles Leclerc has been summoned by the Formula 1 stewards for driving in an unsafe manner following his collision with Sergio Perez during the Mexico City Grand Prix.

On Turn 1, Perez tried to squeeze past pole-sitter Leclerc by driving around the inside, but Max Verstappen in turn maintained his line on the outside and as a result both Red Bulls clipped the Ferrari.

The right sidepod and floor of Perez’s RB-19 were severely damaged as he was flung into the air. A momentary Virtual Safety Car was deployed on Lap 5 as a result of the front left endplate of the Ferrari’s wing becoming loose and flapping before getting detached.

The stewards believe that Leclerc’s continued engagement in the race after the crash damaged his car violates Article 3.2 of the Sporting Regulations, which requires the competitor to guarantee that his car meets safety standards.

The race, which Leclerc was currently leading, got red-flagged on Lap 34 due to a Kevin Magnussen crash at Turn 9 after the Haas’s rear suspension snapped.

The Monesgague will have to report to the stewards at 16:45 p.m. local time.

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