Leclerc very satisfied: "It feels like a victory!"

09-08-2020 17:51
by Louis Shaw
F1 News
Leclerc very satisfied: It feels like a victory!

Charles Leclerc sounded very happy after his fourth place in the second Grand Prix at Silverstone. The Ferrari driver says his place just off the podium feels like a victory, but he knows it's not great when you say that after getting fourth place.

Leclerc overjoyed

"Yeah, I'm extremely happy! It feels like a victory. It's not great to say that when you finish fourth, but the reality is that we're just not fast enough. I don't know where we found the speed, but we were very fast on the hard tyre, even at the end of the stint," said Leclerc to Sky Sports F1.

"So I'm very happy with the work we've done today. It was pretty close with Lewis [Hamilton], I had to choose my battles because I didn't expect Lewis to be behind me at the end of the race," continues the Monegasque.

Strategy

"But eventually in the race when he drove behind me, I tried to defend as much as I could. He was too fast. To be honest, we need to take a good look at the data. Yesterday was a very difficult day and today was a very good day. I think the strategy has played an important role in today's result. I urged the team to make the one stopper work," concludes Leclerc.

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