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Monaco GP | Charles Leclerc - "We can only learn from this weekend"

The Monegasque tried everything he could to overtake as many cars as he could and to stay in the race, but a messy start of the GP forced his to retire. A race weekend to forget for him.

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Monaco GP | Charles Leclerc - "We can only learn from this weekend"
Fuente imagen: Jerry Andre, MotorLat

A race weekend to forget.
There was a lot of hype for Charles Leclerc for the Monaco Grand Prix: first home race as a Ferrari driver, catching a win that should've already come in Bahrain.
A victory here would've been magic for the young Ferrari driver, but his weekend turned out in an expected way.
First the tyre temperature issues on Thursday, then, after some light with the fastest time overall in FP3, the deep dark during Qualifying.
As his face could not hide with the cameras, Leclerc was very disappointed after he just got out of Q1. The episode quickly became the talk of the entire Paddock, with team principle Mattia Binotto trying to explain what happened.


But Charles has been resilient, shortly after Quali he was already signing autograph and taking pictures with all hi fans waiting for him around the Paddock. Today, he had just one goal: overtake as much cars as he could, and that's what he did.
During the 8th lap he already gained 3 position, with a risky move on Romain Grosjean; on the next lap, he tried to do the same in same point with Nico Hulkenberg, but something went wrong: they touched, and the Ferrari's rear left tyre got damaged. Leclerc didn't realise it until he came past the finish line, so he had to do another lap with just 3 tyres; the rests of the tyre broke the floor of his Ferrari.
The Monegasque made it to the pit, changed his tyres, but again, luck is not on his side. He retires after 18 laps.


"I enjoyed myself at the start of the race, but unfortunately I didn't make it to the end. There were risks to take. Maybe I could've wait a little bit more, but I saw space and I tried." Said Leclerc shortly after his retirement.

"Today's result is a consequence of what happened yesterday. Fifteenth place should have not been our starting position.

"There are a lot of lessons to learn from; first one is Qualifying. Now the weekend's over, we need to analyze and stay focused, with all the team, on the next race."

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