Leclerc admits French GP mistake was unacceptable



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Leclerc admits French GP mistake was unacceptable

Ferrari’s Leclerc had to digest his third DNF this season while leading the grid on French Grand Prix on Sunday evening as his car spun off on lap 18 at a serpentine & high-speed turn 11. After going off the track, Leclerc's car hit the safety tyres.

Followed by the race, Leclerc was quoted saying that the French Grand Prix has been a massive backlash to his chances to win this year’s driver’s championship title, as his gap with reigning champion Max Verstappen spanned to a whopping 63 point.

Before facing off the DNF, Leclerc has been in a commanding position and was looking to a pit stop for fresh tyres. Unfortunately, before he could call for a pit stop, at a high-speed turn 11, his car spun off and hit the safety barriers at a dangerous speed as beforementioned.

However, no injuries are reported. At lap six, Verstappen went almost wheel-to-wheel to Leclerc, but, the 24-year-old Monacan’s astounding technique has forced the Dutchman to back off.

Leclerc admits French GP mistake

Initially, Leclerc blamed the rear tyres and throttles which appeared to have stuck, later, he took the blames on his own shoulder.

Meanwhile, speaking with a press agency, Leclerc said following the event, “I am performing at the highest level of my career but if I keep the mistakes then it is pointless. If we lose the championship by 32 points I will know where they are coming from but it is unacceptable.

I go through the same process all the time and try to analyse. It is a mistake and that is it. It is trying to push too much and I lost the rear. It has been a very difficult weekend for me, I struggled with the balance of the car. I made a mistake at the wrong moment”.