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Leclerc among several drivers called to the stewards

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is one of a small handful of drivers who are off to face the stewards after the second practice session in Bahrain.

Charles Leclerc is on his way to see the stewards after the second practice session in Bahrain, along with Aston Martin's Lance Stroll and AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda. Leclerc was involved in an on-track incident with Tsunoda in the closing minutes of FP2, with the pair almost making contact at Turn 8 as the Ferrari driver came up behind his Japanese rival. As a result, both have been summoned before the stewards in Bahrain to explain the incident, with Tsunoda being investigated for unnecessarily impeding Leclerc.

Tsunoda facing two investigations

Tsunoda is also under investigation for a similar incident with Stroll. As Stroll negotiated Turn 8, the Canadian turned in to find that Tsunoda had stuck the nose of his AlphaTauri up the inside. The incident almost resulted in contact between the pair, with Tsunoda's engineer getting on the radio to say he believed there may have been some minor front wing damage. If Tsunoda is given Super Licence penalty points for either incident, it will take him dangerously close to a race ban. During his troubled first season in F1, the rookie picked up eight penalty points – 12 results in an automatic race ban. The first of Tsunoda's eight points don't expire until the fourth round of the 2022 season, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

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