Charles Leclerc admitted being disappointed for missing out on the victory of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver led most of the race but found himself battling a strong Max Verstappen through the closing stages of the race. In the end, it was the Red Bull who took the victory as it overtook the Monegasque.

Speaking after the race, Leclerc admitted he enjoyed it, but that was disappointed for missing out on the win.

“I really enjoyed that race. Again, it’s hard racing but fair, every race should be like this,” he said.

“I’m a bit disappointed, I wanted to win today. We had 2 very different configurations with the Red Bulls, we were quick in the corners but not so much on the straights, so it was a bit difficult for me to cover Max [Verstappen].”

Leclerc was heard on the radio congratulating Verstappen for his victory. He said that respect has “always been there.”

“Especially when you finish a race like this. I’ve been pushing to the absolute limit, so of course there’s respect, but I’m a bit disappointed.”

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