Abu Dhabi GP: Leclerc keeps third place, Ferrari fined 50,000 euros

Ferrari breached rules with its fuel declaration for Charles Leclerc's car, but a third-placed finish was not impacted.

Charles Leclerc finished third in Abu Dhabi, behind Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.   -  Getty Images

Charles Leclerc kept his third-placed finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but Ferrari was 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.

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

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.

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

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