It is now official that Ferrari has been fined for having inaccurately declared the fuel mass inside Leclerc’s car.
“The fuel declaration of car 16 was checked before the car left the pit-lane. There was a significant difference between the declaration of the team and the amount of fuel inside the car” read the note from the FIA, published before the race.
Being in non-compliance with TD/12-19, the matter had referred to the stewards and it remained under investigation throughout the race.
A team representative was summoned to the stewards at the beginning of the race and the results remained provisional until h22.08 local time.
Charles Leclerc’s 3rd place is therefore confirmed, although the team receives a €50.000 fine as the FIA detected a 4.88kg difference between the declared and the measured fuel mass.