Leclerc's next Haas outing postponed

Leclerc's next Haas outing postponed
By AutoSport

23/09/2016 at 16:28

Ferrari protege Charles Leclerc will get his next Formula 1 practice outing with Haas at the Brazilian Grand Prix rather than Malaysia as was previously scheduled.

The GP3 racer made his practice debut with the American outfit in Britain and followed that up with appearances in Hungary and Germany.

Leclerc had been set to drive at Sepang before a final outing of 2016 at Interlagos, but the schedule has been tweaked.

The GP3 timetable changes from its usual pattern for the series' Malaysian debut, with practice taking place on Thursday and then qualifying moving up to Friday afternoon.

It would have meant Leclerc having to swap from GP3 to F1 machinery and then back to GP3 rather than all his F1 commitments happening before the GP3 sessions began - as has been the case on his Friday runs so far.

His next Haas appearance will therefore be in Brazil before completing his run of five sessions in Abu Dhabi, although the GP3 timetable is likely to vary from its regular European race pattern there too.

Leclerc is leading the GP3 championship by 24 points with two rounds to go and must win the title to claim enough qualifying points to earn an F1 superlicence.

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