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“I am very disappointed”: Charles Leclerc up against Ferrari after finishing outside the podium at Silverstone


The Monegasque driver finished fourth in the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Great Britain after being in contention for a long time to win

Another very frustrating race for Charles Leclerc.

Leading less than ten laps from the finish of this Grand Prix de Bretagne on Sunday, the Monegasque driver finally finished fourth in a race won by his teammate Carlos Sainz on the Silverstone track.

The member of the Ferrari team paid for the choice of the Italian team not to send him back to the pits after the abandonment of Esteban Ocon.

Because if his Spanish partner, Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez took advantage of the appearance of the safety car to slip on faster soft tires, he stayed on the track with his hard tires.

Despite fierce resistance, Charles Leclerc saw Sainz, then the Mercedes and Red Bull drivers pass him.

As a result, the Monegasque only scored twelve points in a race where Max Verstappen, world champion and leader of the drivers' standings, only won six with his seventh place in the UK.

A great missed opportunity, and a cold angry version of Charles Leclerc at the Canal + microphone after the race.

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“Why couldn't you stop to put on soft tires during the intervention of the safety car?

“Asks him the journalist of the encrypted channel.

“Couldn't.... We could.

After me, I was asked to stay on the track, so that's what I did, ”replied the person concerned, jaw clenched.

A point raised "among others" with the director of the Scuderia, Mattia Binotto, after the race.

“The feeling of having wasted a lot of time”

“Honestly, I am disappointed, very very disappointed.

Especially for the first part of the race where I feel like I lost a lot of time.

We will look at that with the team, ”continues Leclerc.

"Another missed opportunity", relaunched the Canal + journalist, referring to Verstappen's poor performance.

“Yes,” replies the Ferrari driver, before turning on his heels.

It is not the first time this season that Charles Leclerc, quickly leading the drivers' classification this season after successes in Bahrain and Australia, has had problems with the management of his team.

In addition to the mechanical problems encountered during the Spanish and Azerbaijan Grands Prix, the driver had finished fourth in “his” Grand Prix, in the Principality of Monaco.

Starting from pole position, he had seen Sergio Perez pass him due to a late pit stop.

“I am disgusted, he reacted then.

We had everything to win and we threw it (Editor's note: the victory) in the trash.

It hurts again at home.


Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-07-03

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