He did not incur a penalty, but in opting to take a new energy store he has used up 50 percent of his allocation for the year. The energy store is one of six components within a power unit.

F1 drivers are allowed to take two new energy stores across the 23-race calendar.

Leclerc also used a new control electronics in Bahrain - again, drivers are only permitted two new control electronics per season.

But the first race of the 2023 season turned into a nightmare for Leclerc who was forced to retire with a problem to his new power unit.