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04:50  02 december  2019
04:50  02 december  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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Ferrari has been fined €50,000 for its inaccurate declaration of the fuel in Charles Leclerc 's Formula 1 car ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Ferrari has been fined €50,000 for its inaccurate declaration of the fuel in Charles Leclerc ’s Formula 1 car ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Less than one hour before the start of the race, FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer said a fuel check revealed a “significant difference” between the declaration of the

a man wearing a red hat: Ferrari star Charles Leclerc © Getty Images Ferrari star Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc kept his third-placed finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but Ferrari were fined €50,000 for "an inaccurate fuel declaration" for the 22-year-old's SF90.

Stewards highlighted a discrepancy in the car ahead of Sunday's race, although the investigation was delayed until after the event.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 01: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari prepares to drive on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 01, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images) © Getty Images ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 01: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari prepares to drive on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 01, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

Leclerc subsequently finished third, behind Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Opinion: Leclerc must be prioritised at Ferrari

  Opinion: Leclerc must be prioritised at Ferrari Monégasque youngster has more to give than his older teammate Vettel - it's time for Ferrari to recognise thisHe could and should have won race two in Bahrain, where the car let him down. In Monaco he was quickest in final practice but Ferrari banjaxed his race by not sending him out for a second Q1 run, which left him qualifying only 16th.

Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto says he is ‘relaxed’ about the post-race investigation the Scuderia are facing in Abu Dhabi, after the squad were referred to the stewards for a fuel discrepancy on Charles Leclerc ’s car. The investigation was announced ahead of Sunday’s race at Yas Island, in

Leclerc keeps podium as Ferrari handed big fine for fuel discrepancy . Vettel was released first, with Leclerc just behind. But a slowish lap from Vettel, who said he had cold tyres and had the pack backing up ahead of him, meant he only just made it across the line before the chequered flag.

The FIA then discovered there had been a difference of 4.88 kilograms between what Ferrari declared and what it had measured for Leclerc's car.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 01: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari prepares to drive on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 01, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images) © Getty Images ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 01: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari prepares to drive on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 01, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

It was deemed Ferrari had breached the rules but only the team were sanctioned, with Leclerc remaining in P3.

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