However, the McLaren star clipped the inside kerb which flicked his car to the outside and into the path of the Ferrari. Norris’ front left tyre slammed into the side of Leclerc’s car which sent him into the tyre barrier.
Onboard footage shows Leclerc fighting the car as it spins around but he was unable to regain control. After the incident, Leclerc’s race engineer asked the Monegasque if he was okay. But, Leclerc simply replied: “He is a d***”. Despite the contact, Leclerc and Norris were both able to continue in the race.
After the accident, the FIA quickly confirmed that both drivers were under investigation. Norris was eventually hit with a five-second time penalty for causing a collision.