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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc is already 34 points behind Max Verstappen in the overall World Championship standings. © Manu Fernandez/AP/dpa

Nothing is currently going according to plan for Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc. Shortly after his frustrating engine breakdown at the race in Baku, the Ferrari driver’s onward journey to the Canadian Grand Prix apparently went wrong at first.

Montreal – “Started the week missing the flight to Montreal,” the 24-year-old wrote on Instagram. He also posted a photo that appears to show an airport waiting area and his legs.

Leclerc was in the lead at the Grad Prix in Azerbaijan on Sunday with a technical defect in his Ferrari. For the fourth time in a row he was unable to win the race from pole position. In the overall World Championship standings, he slipped to third place before the ninth round of the season in Canada on Sunday (8 p.m. / Sky) and is already 34 points behind world champion Max Verstappen from Red Bull.

Ferrari announced on Tuesday that Leclerc’s damaged engine was expected at the Maranello race factory on Wednesday. An initial examination of the causes will be completed by the evening. Teammate Carlos Sainz was also eliminated early in Baku. A provisional solution for the Canada race had been found for the hydraulic damage that had been detected. dpa

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