Leclerc happy with third after lonely race

11-06-2019 15:47
by Jake Williams-Smith
F1 News
Leclerc happy with third after lonely race

Charles Leclerc says he was happy to finish third despite not fighting for the position with anyone throughout the Canadian Grand Prix.

While leaders Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton duked it out for the race win, Leclerc's strategy put him in relative no-man's-land, between second and fourth positions.

Despite a boring Sunday afternoon's drive in his view, the Monegasque said it was a good result to pick up as Ferrari looks to bounce back against the might of Mercedes.

“I am quite happy with my race today, despite it having been a rather lonely one for me," Leclerc said.

"I think that we couldn’t have got a better result and our performance was strong from the first to the last lap. At the same time, it is a shame for the team to have lost the first win of the season. I look forward to the next race in France now.

"It is difficult to say where we will stand there, as the circuit here in Montreal suits our car very well, but we will work as hard as we can to continue improving and fighting for strong results.”

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