Charles Leclerc admits that he is frustrated because of the Russian GP outcome.

Why it matters: Despite starting from the back of the grid, the Monegasque made good progress, but sudden rain caught him out and he finished the race 15th.

Details:

  • Leclerc thought about pitting for intermediate tires, but had to keep going, because Carlos Sainz had his pit stop at the same time.
  • Leclerc believed that he could have handled the situation in the final laps better.

What he had to say:

  • “I’m very disappointed with a race like this as the first part was looking extremely good. To finish 15th like this hurts.”
  • “There was one lap where I doubted, but there was Carlos who was in front of me who was meant to stop that lap. I couldn’t stop at the same time. The lap after was already too late so at that point, I knew my race was compromised, so I tried to stay on slicks hoping the rain decreased but it didn’t happen.”
  • “I will analyze after this weekend to know what I could have done better… because I feel like I could have done a better job as a driver to help the team take the right decision and that’s it.”

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