Charles Leclerc is not unhappy to have managed to reach the finish of the Canadian Grand Prix in fifth position.
Starting nineteenth on the starting grid of the Canadian Grand Prix due to his engine defeat, Charles Leclerc knew he was condemned to an attack race yesterday on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
Mission accomplished for the Monegasque driver, who offered a festival of overtaking to finally reach the finish in fifth position. The top 4 was even within reach if Ferrari had not missed its first pit stop.
“Unfortunately, we had the problem at the pits, which sent me back to another DRS trainregrets Leclerc. I had to compensate and take risks. But the end was fun, I made several overtakes and fifth place was the most I could have. Ten points are scored which have value. »
“With ‘ifs’, there were a lot more things possible, but I don’t like to look at that side of things. There was the small problem during the first pitstop, it’s true, and we have to understand what happened, but that’s part of the race, and without this problem I think we could have done better. »
After nine Grands Prix contested this season, Leclerc is now 49 points behind Max Verstappen in the drivers’ championship.
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