Charles Leclerc gets green light after heavy crash on Day 1 »FirstSportz

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

With Ferrari locked in a serious battle with McLaren to decide the third place team in the 2021 Formula 1 season, both their drivers – Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are expected to lead the showdown. with the dynamic duo of the orange army. However, on the first day of Saydi Arabia, the Monegasque driver did not get off to the best start after being involved in a major collision, causing many to worry.

For those unaware of the incident, the Monegasque driver lost control of his SF21 while speeding at turn 22 in FP2, with the rear of his car flashing lights as he sped past the person on the left. Unable to catch it at such high speeds, Charles Leclerc was left behind by a passenger as he backed into the fence. Hitting them hard, his momentum caused the entire rear and right side of the chassis to take most of the impact.

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Ferrari meets Charles Leclerc after the crash in FP2

Charles Leclerc was unhurt and confirmed he was fine on team radio before climbing out. He was then taken for a precautionary medical examination. Ferrari has since confirmed that Leclerc will be able to finish by the end of this week using the same chassis and engine and will not require alterations or trigger grid penalties.

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

This news was announced within hours of the crash, after the team returned the crashed vehicle to the garage for extensive analysis. Having said that, if that situation changes, the spare chassis available is the one Leclerc used until Saturday in Qatar. He was given a new chassis after a crack was found on his original.

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