Charles Leclerc came in third at the Dutch GP and, even though he started in second, he understood it as a good result. It’s just that, this Sunday (4), the Monegasque understood that the Italian team didn’t have the pace for much more, with Max Verstappen left in front and the Mercedes coming drooling right behind.
Leclerc stopped just before the entrance to the VSC and lost some time there, but the Ferrari driver doesn’t know if this was decisive for the final result in Holland.
“Honestly, it was hard to do something much better. We were unlucky in the VSC but I don’t know if it would change anything, Max was really fast today,” she said.
It’s just that Ferrari couldn’t keep up with Verstappen and also didn’t have much to hold back the Mercedes attacks, especially before the safety car stops.
“The Mercedes were also flying with the hard tires and we, on the contrary, struggled to find the best rhythm with the hard ones. So, let’s analyze it well,” he added.
With the result in the Netherlands, Leclerc took the second place in the championship, with 201 points, the same score as Sergio Pérez, third. The Monegasque appears 109 below Verstappen.
Formula 1 returns next weekend, between the 9th and 11th of September, to close the triple round and the 2022 European leg with the Italian GP, in Monza.
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