Leclerc fails to start out Monaco GP after driveshaft situation
Charles Leclerc is not going to begin the Monaco Grand Prix from pole place after discovering a driveshaft downside on the way in which to the grid.
A crash on the finish of FP3 noticed Leclerc on pole place for his residence race however fearing a grid penalty if his gearbox wanted altering. His Ferrari workforce inspected the gearbox final evening and once more this morning and stated “no obvious defects had been discovered” after the latter checks, confirming he would begin from pole because of this.
Nonetheless, when the pit lane opened for automobiles to move to the grid, Leclerc immediately took to workforce radio to say: “No, no, no no. The gearbox, guys!”
Leclerc returned to the storage the place Ferrari might work on the automobile, and the workforce knowledgeable the FIA that he wouldn’t be taking over his place on the grid whereas it tried to repair the issue. The perfect he might then hope for was a pit lane begin, however Ferrari quickly confirmed he wouldn’t be participating within the race in any respect.
The incident continues a dire run of outcomes for Leclerc at his residence race, the place the Monegasque has but to complete throughout three makes an attempt in Method 1 and two races in Method 2.
The pole place slot stays empty for the race, with Max Verstappen now the lead automobile however ranging from second on the grid.