Leclerc on losing World Championship lead to Verstappenn: It's fine

Leclerc on losing World Championship lead to Verstappenn: "It's fine"

22 May - 16:37

Charles Leclerc will undoubtedly regret his DNF very much, but in front of the British cameras, the 24-year-old driver tries to focus mainly on the positive points of the Spanish weekend. What exactly caused the Ferrari issue is not yet entirely clear.

"No, I don't know anything more than what happened," said Leclerc, who must await further investigation. Speaking to Sky Sports, the Ferrari driver says that in the preceding one, he didn't pick up any signal that might indicate an impending failure. "Had no indications it broke and just lost power. A shame, in those moments I believe nothing else I can do except look at the positives."

Leclerc must give chase

The current world championship number two states that he is very satisfied with the F1-75's qualifying speed. The race pace and tire management was also more than fine on Sunday. "We have found something on that [pace and tyre management] so that gives me confidence for the rest of the season. We'll look at this issue as we can't afford it to happen too many times."

The change in World Championship lead doesn't cause too many headaches for Leclerc. Only at the end does the Ferrari driver need to be on top. "That's fine. Most important is overall performance. Can't wait to go home next week and hope for a great race," he concludes.

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