Leclerc's ordeal in Canada: "It was hell from start to finish"

On a Sunday where nothing smiled on him in Montreal, Charles Leclerc suffered his first retirement of the season.

Published on 09/06/2024 à 22:56

Gonzalo Forbes

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Leclerc's ordeal in Canada: "It was hell from start to finish"

Not looking forward to great days for Charles Leclerc. © Eric Alonso / DPPI

A Sunday and overall a weekend to forget for Charles Leclerc. Fifteen days after his victory at the Monaco Grand Prix, the driver of the Team came down from his little cloud.

Despite all hopes, the Monegasque was unable to hope for anything. The day after his surprise elimination in Q2, Charles Leclerc experienced an ordeal from the first moments of the Canadian Grand Prix. Quickly, Bryan Bozzi, his new engineer, informed him of a technical problem affecting his engine. On the track, the person concerned quickly realized this when he saw himself powerless against his rivals, on whom he conceded a lot of ground.

Although the Scuderia did everything possible to resolve these concerns, Charles Leclerc was finally forced to retire shortly after halfway. “ Hell from start to finish, he whispered helplessly at the microphone of Canal +. We had a problem with the engine in the first laps, we lost 1 or 2 seconds in the straight. The problem remained until the pit stop. We stopped putting on the slicks when the track was still too wet. But we had to take risks because we knew that we were going to finish outside the points no matter what. We lost 20-25 km/h in a straight line. We reset the car. It worked a little better but then the torque coming out of the corner was very inconsistent, it was impossible to drive, the race was lost from the moment we had this problem. »

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

10/06/2024 at 10:10 a.m.

The weekends follow one another and are not the same for the Scuderia, can't wait for the Justice of the Peace of Barcelona! At one point we believed that the Scuderia had brought back the strategist from the Binotto era...

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