Perez Penalized for Clash with Norris at Turn 6
Sergio Perez, the Red Bull driver, has earned a five-second penalty for clashing with Lando Norris at Turn 6 during the race. The incident occurred when Perez appeared to block off the corner, preventing Norris from turning in.
A Frantic Showdown Ensues
This penalty has set the stage for a frantic showdown between George Russell, Perez, and Charles Leclerc. Leclerc, aiming to deliver a swing in the constructors’ championship to help Ferrari beat Mercedes, had hopes of assisting Perez in claiming third place in the race.
Leclerc’s Support and the Constructors’ Championship
With a shared objective, Leclerc was keen to support Perez in his bid for the podium position. The outcome of their efforts could have had a significant impact on the constructors’ championship standings.