Le­clerc and Fer­rari warned by FIA for trip to Monte Carlo restau­rant

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport - By Philip Dun­can

Fer­rari’s Charles Le­clerc has es­caped with a warn­ing af­ter break­ing For­mula One’s strict Covid-19 pro­to­col.

All F1 per­son­nel are re­quired to re­main within their so-called bub­bles be­tween races as a pre­cau­tion against the virus, but a pic­ture of the 22-year-old pos­ing with a waiter at a Monte Carlo restau­rant this week emerged on so­cial me­dia.

An FIA spokesper­son told the PA news agency: “Fer­rari have been is­sued with a re­minder and warned that any fur­ther breaches of the Covid-19 code of con­duct could be re­ferred to the stew­ards.”

Le­clerc was found to have breached Ar­ti­cle 3.14 of the code, which reads: “Any time out­side the venue dur­ing a cov­ered event or be­tween cov­ered events must be spent with other mem­bers of the same group, keep­ing in­ter­ac­tion with per­sons out­side that group to a min­i­mum.”

Valt­teri Bottas’s move­ments be­tween races were also looked into af­ter it emerged that the Mercedes driver flew back to Monaco af­ter win­ning in Aus­tria last week­end. But it was deemed that the Finn stayed in his per­mit­ted group, which con­sists of his girl­friend, Tif­fany Cromwell, and his trainer, Antti Vierula.

The sec­ond grand prix of the sea­son takes place at the same Spiel­berg venue this week­end. Lewis Hamil­ton is stay­ing in his mo­tor home within the pa­ram­e­ters of the Red Bull Ring for the first two races.

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