Charles Leclerc will learn from his Monaco qualifying crash and admits that he will not be very strict to himself.

Monaco GP went from a fairytale to a nightmare for the local hero Leclerc – he got the pole position but crashed out in Q3. Furthermore, a driveshaft issue related to that shunt made it impossible for him to even start the race. The Monegasque is well-known for criticizing himself for mistakes, but he admitted that he would not be that harsh this time around as pushing to the limit was the only right thing to do.

“Of course you can always learn whenever things are not going the way you want to, but I feel like I’ve done a good job this weekend anyway,” he said.

“In the last attempt of Q3 I just tried a bit too much and and went into the wall, which are things that can happen in Monaco.”

“It has happened in the past and many times I’m very very harsh with myself, but if there was any time during the weekend where I had to push especially Q3 in Monaco, it’s part of the game. So yeah, you can always learn from it, but I am not too harsh on myself for that.”

Leclerc regretted missing the race as it was a real chance for him and Ferrari to win. At the same time, he was glad with the team’s progress and ready to go ahead.

“Of course it’s difficult because it’s at home, it’s not every day that we have the chance to be in such a good place. At the end it’s like this, it’s part of motorsports and these things can happen.”

“As [team boss] Mattia [Binotto] said, what I’ll try to remember from this weekend is all the positive signs we’ve had, we are coming back from quite far if we see last year, so we’ve done a good job by improving race after race.”

“Here it might be a one-off to be fighting for the win but that doesn’t mean that there has been no progress.”

“So we are we are on the good road, we are working well and surely the luck was not my side this weekend. And it’s life, I’ll just get over it.”

“I will think about Baku, I’m very, very motivated to be back in the car and hopefully have a very good result soon.”

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