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Charles Leclerc

Leclerc escapes severe stewards punishment after Norris clash

Charles Leclerc was called to see the stewards after the final free practice session in Barcelona following an incident with Lando Norris.

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Charles Leclerc has been issued with a reprimand for the Spanish Grand Prix practice incident with Lando Norris.

At the end of the final free practice session from the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Leclerc took issue with being impeded by the McLaren driver.

Replays of the incident show Leclerc slowing down and swerving in front of Norris after the latter attempted to get out of the way approaching Turn 7.

The stewards called the drivers to discuss the matter and determined that Leclerc should be issued a reprimand. 

In their verdict, the stewards found that Leclerc became "upset" after being impeded by Norris into Turn 5 and that after deciding to abort the lap "while trying to get off the racing line before Turn 7, he misjudged the position of his car and made slight contact with Car 4."

The stewards added that "irrespective of any possible intent, the move made by Car 16, whilst not being dangerous, to be erratic and therefore issue a driving reprimand in line with precedents."

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