Charles Leclerc states that a mistake he had last Sunday at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari “won’t happen again.”
Leclerc was chasing Sergio Perez for P2 in the closing stages of the Emilia Romagna GP. However, he attacked the curb at Variante Alta too much, spun, and hit a barrier. The car was not critically damaged, but the mistake cost the Monegasque a podium as he crossed the finish line 6th.
Leclerc denied suggestions that pressure led to the mistake.
“No, there wasn’t [pressure]. That’s what I think at least. Obviously, we’ve had pressure, not only today, but for the whole weekend. I don’t think I’ve done many mistakes before today,” the Ferrari driver said.
“It was the mistake that cost me a lot and I’ll learn from it. But no, on my side there was no particular added pressure whatsoever.
“Maybe this one is a bit different.
“I mean, it’s one of those mistakes where it’s just the mental approach that you had at that particular moment of the race, but I’ve always been strong at knowing exactly which particular feeling I felt at that moment of the race and knowing how to correct it.
“Again, it’s a mistake, but I’ll learn from it and won’t do it again. And with the mistake, actually, I’ve only lost seven points to what I could have scored. But it’s seven points that could be valuable at the end of the season.
“Every point counts when you’re fighting for the title, so it won’t happen again.”