Is Charles Leclerc and Ferrari heading for a 10 place grid penalty?
After retiring in Baku with an engine failure another obsticle could be in the way for Charles Leclerc and Ferrari.
Retiring twice in three races whilst in the lead is never a good time but when it happens when you are locked in to an intense championship battle with the reigning world champion it gets even tougher.
There are now questions over Charles Leclerc and Ferrari coming into this weekends Canadian Grand Prix as it could see them take a 10 place grid penalty as Leclerc would be taking engine penalties. The Monegasque driver has now used all three 3 turbos just 8 round into the season meaning that engine penalties are certain for him sometime this season.
Now Ferrari could go back to the first turbo used at the start of the season but it is not as powerful as its successors. However the team can't go back to the second turbo as it blew up during the Spanish Grand Prix a few weeks ago.
Ferrari gave an update on Twitter saying: "Charles’ engine arrives at the factory tomorrow, an initial assessment should be completed by the evening. Hydraulic components from Carlos’ car have already been examined. A short-term fix is in place for Canada, while work is on-going on mid/long-term solutions."
We will keep you updated on the Ferrari situation as it develops going into the weekend.