Leclerc in Brazil with starting point penalty?
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto has revealed that Ferrari will do a thorough research on the Charles Leclerc powertrain at its Maranell plant, and then decide whether Monacan will enter the next race in Brazil with a new unit, which would be a penalty starting points.
Leclerc got into trouble in Austin for his third free training session, which is a beautiful premature end for an oil leak. Monacan thus raced over the weekend with the old powertrain specification, which is slightly weaker than the last, third specification presented by Ferrari in Monza.
Binotto claims Ferrari will investigate the cause of the malfunction and then decide on the last two races of the season.
“We have had an oil leak problem and do not yet know the cause and do not know if we will be able to use this unit yet. We will thoroughly analyze the entire powertrain in Maranell and then decide what to do. The second specification is slightly weaker, though it is not such a significant difference. “