Leclerc and Perez have no hard feelings after Austrian GP

Charles Leclerc at Silverstone. Credits: Twitter (@ScuderiaFerrari).

Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc had a small coming together at turns 4 and 6 during the Austrian GP. Leclerc has now revealed that the two drivers have cleared the air on this.

Ferrari had tire troubles at Paul Ricard and struggled to find their qualifying pace in Austria. However, the Italian outfit had a strong race pace. Silverstone is the track that strains front tires and will put pressure on Ferrari. Leclerc concurs with this and hopes that the team can work around these problems.

“In Austria, we were a bit less strong in qualifying but very strong in the race. Hopefully, here we can be a bit stronger in quali while keeping our race space.

“Let’s not forget Paul Ricard where we had this front tire issue. Silverstone is quite a difficult track for the front tires so we need to take care of this. Hopefully, we have done a good enough job to try and avoid this issue this weekend.”

After addressing their future dilemmas, he elucidated on his troubles from the last race weekend. Perez and Leclerc bumped wheels at turns 4 and 6, pushing Leclerc slightly into the gravel both times. This frustrated the Monegasque as he felt that the car had much more pace than he was able to show during the race. He, however, was not able to stay irritated at the Mexican driver as Perez was apologetic after the race.

While speaking with the media Leclerc said: “I spoke to him straight away after the race. I could feel that straightaway he felt like he had gone a bit too far, and then we saw each other like 20 minutes after the heat of the moment and then he apologized.

“There are no bad feelings. Obviously, during the race, I was quite frustrated. I felt like there was quite a bit more pace from me and I couldn’t show it but it’s fine. It’s part of racing and now I’ll just look forward.”

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