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Charles Leclerc

Leclerc summoned after first lap Perez accident in Mexican GP

The Ferrari driver will be attending the stewards after the Mexico City Grand Prix and the crash with Sergio Perez.

Perez Leclerc Mexico start crash
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Ferrari's Charles Leclerc has been summoned to Formula 1 stewards for driving in an unsafe condition following the Mexico City Grand Prix crash with Sergio Perez.

At Turn 1, Perez attempted to drive around the outside of pole-sitter Leclerc, but the Ferrari was pinched with Max Verstappen on his outside.

Perez was tipped into the air, suffering severe damage to the floor and sidepod on the right-hand side of his RB19.

The front left endplate of the front-wing became loose and was flapping before detaching on Lap 5, leading to a brief Virtual Safety Car.

With Leclerc continuing, the stewards felt this was a breach of Article 3.2 of the Sporting Regulations - the competitor ensuring that the car complies with safety criteria.

In the verdict, the stewards cleared Leclerc - using a precedent set in 2022.

F1 2023 Mexican Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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