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Leclerc to raise Magnussen Suzuka clash at Austin F1 drivers’ briefing

Leclerc to raise Magnussen Suzuka clash at Austin F1 drivers’ briefing
19 Oct
6:44

Charles Leclerc plans to ask race director Charlie Whiting for “black and white” rules about how hard Formula 1 drivers can block each other following his clash with Kevin Magnussen in Japan.

The Sauber driver is still unhappy that Magnussen escaped penalty for an aggressive chop on him as they battled for position on the start-finish straight in the early stages of the Suzuka race.

While the FIA explained that Magnussen escaped sanction because it felt that the Dane had moved at the same time the Sauber went for the inside, Leclerc is not as convinced.

Although Leclerc backtracked on an aggressive radio message where he said Magnussen was “stupid”, he said that incident has prompted him to make sure he raises the matter in Friday’s drivers’ briefing at Austin.

“Obviously in the heat of the moment probably I regret a little bit saying what I said on the radio, because that was probably a bit too extreme,” said Leclerc ahead of the United States Grand Prix.

“But I stay on what I have said out of the car – for me this is a wrong move, and I don’t really get why he has not been penalised.

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