Pole-sitter Charles Leclerc was a shock last-minute withdrawal from the Monaco Grand Prix as Ferrari introduced an issue along with his automotive. With Leclerc, who had broken his automotive in a crash on the finish of Saturday qualifying, out and his front-row spot vacant, Max Verstappen for Red Bull was left main the grid for this fifth leg of the Formula One season. For Leclerc it was a merciless finish to his dream of profitable his dwelling grand prix.
News that his automotive wouldn’t be leaving the pits got here because the 1300GMT begin time approached.
It was all of the extra surprising as an hour earlier Ferrari had introduced repairs had been carried out with out a change of gearbox which might have incurred a five-grid penalty.
“Charles won’t begin the race because of a problem with the left driveshaft which is not possible to repair in time for the beginning of the race,” Ferrari defined.
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