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Leclerc: 'I'm very disappointed in myself'

Leclerc: 'I'm very disappointed in myself'

07-11-2021 15:24 Last update: 16:39


Charles Leclerc is not satisfied with his qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix. The Monegasque couldn't finish any higher than eighth place and will therefore start behind teammate Carlos Sainz.

Besides Sainz, competitor Daniel Ricciardo was also faster in his McLaren. Ferrari and McLaren are in a closely fought battle in 2021, so it is important for Leclerc to score more points than the McLaren drivers. 

Leclerc himself thinks that a fifth place on the grid might have been possible in Mexico.

Leclerc was hoping for more

"I'm very disappointed in myself," Leclerc let The Race know. "The potential was there, I don’t know if I could have reached Pierre [Gasly], he did a great lap with the slipstream, but there was definitely the potential to be very close to him."

At the end of his second run, Leclerc ran into Sergio Perez who had already called off his lap after briefly going off track. "My mistakes combined with the Red Bull [Sergio Perez] that made it very difficult for me in the last sector, but yeah, the main person to blame today for the eighth place is myself," admitted the 24-year-old driver.

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