Charles Leclerc led almost every lap of the British GP ahead of Lewis Hamilton, but the Briton managed to close the gap to the Monegasque even after the penalty and took the lead with two laps to go.
After a chaotic start to the race, where Lewis took out Max Verstappen at turn 9, Leclerc made the most out of it and put his SF21 in the first place. He managed to keep the position for almost the whole race, but Lewis was too fast on the hard tires, and Leclerc had to give up the position right at the end.
“It’s difficult to enjoy it 100%. It’s been an incredible race, I gave 200%, all of me, but it was just not enough in the last two laps, so congratulations to Lewis, he did an incredible job, and is amazing to see so many fans in the grandstands.”
Leclerc also admitted that he did not think he could fight for the win on Sunday, but he knew the pace was positive. Plus, Charles praised the team for the hard work that it is doing, and overall he is happy with the result.
“Yeah, we expected after qualifying to be quite competitive but not as competitive as now, which is incredible, on the hards we lacked a bit of pace compared to the Mercedes, but overall great weekend.
“The team is working incredibly well so I’m very proud. There’s a lot of work and it shows that we’re doing something eight and that we’re going in the right direction.”