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Leclerc hard on himself: 'I didn't deserve to be on pole'

Leclerc hard on himself: 'I didn't deserve to be on pole'

2 July - 16:21 Last update: 16:27
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Charles Leclerc hoped to take pole position in the qualifying session of the British Grand Prix. However, the Monegasque saw his teammate Carlos Sainz set the fastest time, while Max Verstappen also set a better time. Despite his third starting position, Leclerc sounded optimistic afterwards.

Verstappen and Leclerc were battling it out for pole position at the end of qualifying, but it suddenly passed them by. In the rain, Sainz managed to take pole position for the first time on Saturday afternoon, a feat that Leclerc would like his team-mate to achieve.

Leclerc hopeful for race at Silverstone

He was clear about his own performance: "Spinning in that last lap, I knew it was the lap where I had to put it altogether and I didn't. I didn't deserve to be on pole but P3 is still a good position to start in the race. If we can put it all together we can come back in the race."

"I think the pace is there. If we have a clean race then it should go well. A good start and then tyre management will be a thing too. I think the strategy is mixed between one and two stops so it will be interesting to see who goes for one stop or two."

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