Ferrari escape double penalty after maximum lap time investigation

The F1 stewards have issued a "no further action" verdict after both Ferrari drivers were under investigation for failing to stay within the maximum lap time during the first part of qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix. 
Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Ferrari SF-23 and Cha
Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Ferrari SF-23 and Cha

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz were facing a stewards investigation to review whether they failed to adhere to the FIA’s new maximum qualifying lap time. 

In a bid to avoid traffic jams during qualifying at Monza, the FIA race director enforced a maximum lap time of 1m41s for the drivers to stick below. 

However, shortly after Sainz claimed his first pole position of F1 2023, the FIA announced neither driver will be penalised.

This means Sainz starts on pole at Ferrari's home race ahead of Max Verstappen and teammate Leclerc.


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