Leclerc is likely to be penalized on the grid in Canada

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News from Montreal for Ferrari fans is not very good, and it is more than likely that Charles Leclerc will have to fit new elements to his engine block. This would result in a grid penalty, so the Monegasque would face a tough weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix.

His retirements in Spain and Azerbaijan due to engine problems caused the man who until the Barcelona race was the world leader to be at the limit in terms of parts authorized by the FIA.

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The penalty on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will depend on the decisions taken with the power unit of Baku, although after the appointment where Leclerc was heading for victory or, at least, a podium, the boss of the team, Mattia Binottohinted that they would use a new engine, but did not specify whether it would be the whole engine or certain elements.

In the case of the Monaco driver, the risk is related to the turbo, that is, in Miami he created his second power unit, while in Spain the failure occurred in the turbocharger. At the next meeting at home, in the Principality, they went back to the first engine, because it was a less demanding circuit, so the third turbo settled in Azerbaijan.

Thus, the breakdown that occurred during the Grand Prix last weekend could affect the outcome of the Grand Prix of Canada, since the use of a complete new engine would make it receive a sanctionaccording to the regulations, ten positions for Sunday’s race.

This is the scenario that seems most likely on the eve of the weekend at Gilles Villeneuve, but Ferrari has not yet commented on it. Possibilities that could avoid the penalty for Leclerc They are linked to recovering the third turbo, something with few options after what was seen in Baku, or to return to the first, which would lead to less power due to its mileage and that they would remain the part for free practice

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