Leclerc, who started seventh, was tagged by Lance Stroll's Aston Martin at Turn 3 and was sent spinning backwards into the gravel. 

The stewards decided there was no need to investigate the clash, deeming it to be a first-lap 'racing incident'. 

It continues Ferrari's miserable start to the 2023 season and marks Leclerc's second DNF from the first three races. 

Leclerc had to sit on the sidelines and watch Max Verstappen win the race, with Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso completing the podium.

Red Bull have won all three races this season so far.

For Leclerc, his championship hopes appear incredibly slim even at this early stage.

Why have Mercedes & Red Bull dominated F1 so much?