Disillusioned, Leclerc cries out his fed up!

Disillusioned, Leclerc cries out his fed up!
Disillusioned, Leclerc cries out his fed up!

The British Grand Prix was a disaster for Charles Leclerc. The Monegasque is calling for a quick reaction from Ferrari.

Charles Leclerc had a real ordeal during the British Grand Prix held last weekend at Silverstone. The Monegasque was eliminated in Q2, which jeopardized his chances of getting a good result in the race. However, after overtaking Lance Stroll and his Aston Martin on lap 13, Leclerc was in seventh place, just behind his team-mate Carlos Sainz.

An unfortunate racing strategy

The turning point in his Grand Prix came on lap 19 when Ferrari called him back into the pits to fit intermediate tyres. As Leclerc rejoined the track ahead of Valtteri Bottas’ car, conditions were not yet favourable for the intermediates. The Monegasque then lost precious seconds on each lap.

When the rain then intensified, Leclerc had already lost more than a minute, destroying any hope of finishing in the top 10. He even had to make a second stop to fit new intermediate tyres, the previous ones having worn out prematurely!

“It was clearly the wrong strategyadmits Leclerc. It was raining heavily in Turn 15. I was told that on this lap the rain was going to be very heavy, so I stopped to try to anticipate. So we opted for an aggressive strategy which didn’t pay off.”

Ferrari in difficulty against its rivals

Beyond the strategic errors, a deeper problem seems to affect Ferrari. The team is currently the fourth force on the grid, behind Red Bull, McLaren, and Mercedes.

“It’s very frustrating. It’s another weekend to forget, it’s starting to be a lotLeclerc gets annoyed.
This period is very difficult. I don’t really have the words to explain it, but it’s been four races that it’s worse than a nightmare. I hope we can come back soon.”

Ferrari also made the decision to abandon its Barcelona developments, leaving its car in its Imola configuration. In F1, not making progress often means going backwards.

“The developments have brought us the numbers we expected, but they have also brought us quite a few twists in the high-speed cornersexplains Leclerc. For a circuit like this we decided it was better to have a little less performance but more consistency, and I think it was the right choice.”

After this new disappointment, Ferrari will therefore have to analyse its errors in depth and find rapid solutions for the next races, in order to remain competitive and hope for a rebound during the Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix.

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