Charles Leclerc will start the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix from the back of the grid. The Monaco driver receives a grid penalty for using a completely new Ferrari engine.
Ferrari confirmed in the preview of the Grand Prix of Russia that Charles Leclerc will be the very last to start in the seaside resort of Sochi.
The Scuderia appeals to the fourth engine for Leclerc, one more than the rules allow and so he is relegated to the back of the grid.
As part of that engine swap, Ferrari is introducing a completely new hybrid system, with which it hopes to continue the battle with McLaren. With the engine change, they also want to gain experience with the power source in the run-up to next year.
Ferrari is still thinking about when to give the new engine to Carlos Sainz.