Charles Leclerc to take grid penalty in Brazil

12-11-2019 12:05
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
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Charles Leclerc to take grid penalty in Brazil

Although not officially confirmed yet, Ferrari have said Charles Leclerc will take a grid penalty for the Brazilian Grand Prix as the Italian team are opting to install a fourth power unit in Leclerc's SF90, exceeding the limit of three.

The Monegasque suffered a hydraulic leak during Free Practice ahead of the United States Grand Prix, forcing Ferrari to fit Leclerc's car with the older, spec-2 power unit. 

While reports came out Ferrari were able to fix the broken power unit, they have now come out saying they'll fit a fourth engine in the 22-year-old's car, meaning he'll take a grid penalty as he exceeds the three-engine limit for a season.

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