Charles Leclerc will have to start the Formula 1 race in Canada this Sunday (8pm) from the back row.

After he was initially penalised ten places back due to the installation of new control electronics, the race stewards announced on Saturday during the third free practice session that practically the entire so-called power unit will be new. Because the number of permitted parts is also exceeded, Leclerc comes to the end of the field.

For the 24-year-old Monegasque it is the next setback in the world championship title fight. After having been on pole four times but not having won any of the races, Leclerc is now only third in the standings. He is 34 points behind world championship leader Max Verstappen of Red Bull.