F1: Charles Leclerc keeps Abu Dhabi third place, Ferrari fined 50,000 euros

Published: Dec 03, 2019, 09:00 IST | AFP | Abu Dhabi

The Monegasque driver finished third behind six-time champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Red Bull's Dutchman Max Verstappen

 Charles Leclerc celebrates his third place finish on the podium at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, after the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix season, on December 1, 2019. Pic/ AFP
Charles Leclerc celebrates his third place finish on the podium at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, after the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix season, on December 1, 2019. Pic/ AFP

Charles Leclerc retained his podium finish in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after a post-race stewards investigation into a fuel infringement, but his Ferrari team were fined 50,000 euros.

The Monegasque driver finished third behind six-time champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Red Bull's Dutchman Max Verstappen.

His Ferrari car was checked in the pit lane before the race and found to have infringed the strict fuel regulations. It was reported to race stewards who investigated afterwards.

In a pre-race statement, the sport's ruling body, the International Motoring Federation (FIA) said there was a "significant difference" between the amount of fuel in the car and that declared by Ferrari.

A later statement said: "The stewards determined that the team should be fined 50,000 euros for its inaccurate declaration."

The outcome of the probe was seen as a lenient sanction for the Italian team after a period during which their cars and performance had been the subject of much scepticism from rivals.

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
NEXT STORY
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK