Charles Leclerc’s Styrian Grand Prix weekend took one other flip for the worst on Saturday after he was given by a three-place grid penalty.
Leclerc was eradicated within the second qualifying session on the Pink Bull Ring and completed 11th. After the session he was summoned to the stewards for impeding Alpha Tauri’s Daniil Kvyat throughout Q2.
The stewards discovered Leclerc had been given sufficient warning Kvyat was approaching.
Their verdict stated: “The motive force of Automobile 16 had been adequately knowledgeable by the group after flip 7 that Automobile 26 can be approaching and that he ought to be careful for visitors.
It added: “Video proof and telemetry knowledge clearly confirmed that the driving force of Automobile 26 was impeded by Automobile 16 in turns 9 and 10. Though the climate situations might need affected the visibility within the rear view mirrors and the driving force had no intention of impeding one other automotive, the Stewards decide that the driving force of Automobile 16 will need to have been conscious of Automobile 26 approaching, might have reacted in another way and due to this fact impose the above talked about penalty”.
On high of his grid penalty, he has been given one penalty level on his superlicence. That brings his rolling whole for the previous 12 months to 3 penalty factors.
Leclerc will begin Sunday’s race in 14th.
He additionally needed to see the stewards over one other infringement having allegedly not reacted appropriately to crimson flags. Nonetheless, the stewards determined to take no additional motion.
In that occasion, the stewards stated: “The motive force braked exhausting, didn’t speed up after flip 9 and regarded coming into the pit lane by crossing the white line at pit entry, however felt it will have been unsafe achieve this. The motive force reacted appropriately, continued on observe and drove the lap afterwards at secure speeds.”
Ferrari had one other disappointing day in Austria. Sebastian Vettel managed to progress to Q3, however might solely qualify 10th.