Lando Norris joked that Charles Leclerc should be “disqualified” from qualifying after being blocked by the Ferrari driver in Monaco.
Leclerc was summoned by the stewards over a potential impeding incident involving him and Norris during Q3, which later resulted in a three-place grid penalty.
Leclerc had slowed in the tunnel as he prepared to wind up for a push lap, prompting some evasive action from Norris as he quickly approached the slow-moving Ferrari.
With the stewards having taken action, it means Leclerc starts the Monaco Grand Prix from P6 as his curse on home soil continues, with Norris down in P10.
“He just blocked me, as simple as that,” was Norris’ assessment when asked about the incident by Sky Sports F1.
Norris was then asked what course of action he expected would be taken against the Monegasque driver?
“A penalty for him,” was the brief reply.
Onto the next stage then, as Norris was quizzed on what penalty he feels Leclerc should receive?
“Disqualified or something,” the McLaren driver joked, before adding: “There is one rule which is don’t slow down in the tunnel and that’s what he did, so not up to me.”
Norris was able to take part in Q3 after a huge effort from the McLaren crew to get his MCL60 ready for the session.
The Brit had clipped the inside wall at the entry to the Nouvelle Chicane late in Q2, damaging the suspension and sending him into the wall at Tabac.
It seemed like that would be curtains for his qualifying despite making the Q3 cut, but McLaren did their driver proud by getting him ready for the final stage of qualifying, although he did prop up the order in P10.