Charles Leclerc: "We weren't at the level of Red Bull"

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Charles Leclerc: "We weren't at the level of Red Bull"
Charles Leclerc: "We weren't at the level of Red Bull" (Provided by Sport World News)

Charles Leclerc in Spa, in the Belgian GP, ​​the first round of the F1 World Championship after the summer break, started 15th after the penalties for changing the power unit. The Monegasque was the author of a great start, in the wake of Max Verstappen.

A tear-off visor that slipped under the wheel, however, forced him to a forced pit-stop and to restart from the bottom. Leclerc said aboiut Red Bull and Verstappen: "Red Bull is way ahead, we weren't at their level. The feeling in the first stint with the averages was not bad, but the performance compared to Red Bull this weekend was incredible stuff.

I don't know what they found, but they are going really fast. We have to look closely at this and understand what happened. As for my race, on lap 3 I was ninth and then I had to start over from the bottom due to the problem and the pit stop anticipated, so from there I knew it was a very difficult race.

That's it. Red Bull took a really big step here, that's for sure. When we look at the normal gaps, even with respect to the center of the group, it's not that different from before , but Red Bull is far ahead. In the race we were more competitive, but not at their level.

Now we have to analyze everything well. It's not a small difference with Red Bull, but rather a big one. " Verstappen said after the win: "The first lap was hectic. I tried to stay out of trouble. Everything was happening in front of me.

But when we managed to get back on track after the Safety Car, the car went on track. I chose the right places to overtake, we managed to manage the tires and that's why we reassembled. After that, when I got to the top, I was able to manage everything.

From 14th to 1st? It was a splendid weekend, which I couldn't even imagine. But we want more weekends like this, we have to continue. Zandvoort? We'll see what we will do there, today I want to enjoy the day. We had a nice car to drive, we managed not to degrade the tires.

Partly I made a difference, I was very happy with the car and how competitive we are. I expect a more competitive Ferrari already in the Netherlands, we need a lot more load. But now we just have to score points and close the races. "

Charles Leclerc Red Bull