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Grid punishment for Leclerc at GP Brazil because of new engine

2019-11-12T13:12:41.451Z

Charles Leclerc receives a grid penalty for the Grand Prix of Brazil. The Ferrari driver drives a new engine in his car on the Interlagos circuit.



Charles Leclerc receives a grid penalty for the Grand Prix of Brazil. The Ferrari driver drives a new engine in his car on the Interlagos circuit.

It is not yet known how many punishment places the 22-year-old Leclerc must collect. That will become clear later this week.

The old engine of the Monegask was damaged on the Saturday before the Grand Prix of the United States and therefore had to be replaced.

Leclerc drove the race on the Circuit of the Americas a week and a half ago with the damaged engine and finished fourth.

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Ferrari is aiming for victory in the last races of the season

According to team boss Mattia Binotto, Ferrari must now be back to the normal performance level and the team will show the necessary fighting spirit to end the season with a highlight.

"That will be important to confirm that we are making progress with our car and to take part of that momentum to the winter," said Binotto. "We are now focusing on that."

Leclerc is working on his second season in Formula 1 and his first year with Ferrari. He already won two races at the Italian team this year (successively in Belgium and Italy) and took pole position seven times.

The Grand Prix of Brazil is the penultimate race of this Formula 1 season. The race starts on Sunday at 6.10 pm (Dutch time) and the qualification is a day earlier from 7 pm.

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Source: nunl

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