Charles Leclerc had a disastrous weekend in Monaco. The Monegasse seemed to be heading for pole at its home Grand Prix, but got stuck in the wall and didn’t even want to start on Sunday. Nevertheless, he was present at the award ceremony, and his team boss praised himself very much for it.
Leclerc set the fastest time in Q3, but took a little too much risk in his second run and landed in the wall. Other drivers couldn’t set a faster time due to the red flag, so Leclerc kept his pole. However, the damage was so great that it could not start. A painful moment for Charles, but he didn’t let it know.
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In fact, after the race, he simply stood under the podium with his mechanics to congratulate his teammate on the podium. “ It’s very positive that Charles was there. He showed that he wanted to celebrate the podium with Carlos and the team. That’s very positive. It shows the team spirit that currently prevails with us. We all believe in our project and are convinced that we will get stronger and stronger in the future, ”Mattia Binotto told Motorsport.com.
Charles ‘resignation was annoying for Ferrari, but with Carlos Sainz’ second place Binotto also took away a lot of positive things from the weekend. “There are many positive things we can take away. The car showed a strong performance in all sessions from Thursday and that is very positive. Especially considering where we’ve been in the past. It proves that the car and the team are developing in the right direction, ”the Ferrari team boss sums up.