And yet I suspect both of us remember some epic multi-corner battles where the guy on the outside refuses to give up, gets the inside line next corner etc.Nah, Leclerc knew the race was lost. There's was no way he could have maintained the lead for another two laps. He deliberately caused the incident. I don't particularly blame him. That's what's known in Sim Racing as a Rage Quit.
CLC never had that option because when he turned in alongside Max, he couldn't, because not the required room (which had been left on the previous lap, one notes, unsuccessfully as it turned out)
I think it's a long way away from CLC 'causing the incident'
They didn't decide it until late because if it had gone against Max, his fans, and Red Bull's would have torn the place apart.