Charles Lecrerc reasons for his failure at the Canadian GP

F1 News: Ferrari drivers Charles Lecrerc and Carlos Sainz failed to finish in the Canadian F1GP. Lecrerc explained the cause of his failure.

After he and teammate Carlos Sainz finished 11th and 12th in qualifying on Saturday (8/6), both struggled to position themselves in the middle of the pack as the race progressed. Things then went from bad to worse for Leclerc when his SF-24 began experiencing engine problems. So he and the team chose to gamble by switching to slick tires on lap 29.

However, this stage did not yield results and the Monegasque driver chose to return to the pits only to abandon his car on the 43rd lap out of a total of 70 laps.

“Honestly, there is not much to say apart from engine problems, which are causing us to lose everything,” Charles Lecrerc said on Tuesday, quoted on the official F1 website.

“Then at one point we tried to use slicks when we knew it would happen, with more of a chance it wouldn’t work, but we had to test something because with the engine problems we were having, we would have been eliminated,” he added. .

“After that it was very difficult to make all the engine changes requested by the team, at the same time I still lost a second and a half in a row. “We need to check the engine problem because it will be a difficult problem for the rest of the season.”

Although Leclerc called the engine complaints something that needed to be investigated, he also reminded his team not to be too affected by this difficult weekend after a satisfactory result at the Monaco GP he two weeks ago with two podiums for his team.

“I mean, your weekend is good, your weekend is bad. “Yesterday we missed Q3 by three hundredths. We obviously felt uncomfortable with the car and we have to fix it and try to understand what went wrong,” he said.

“Even if we didn’t overreact after Monaco, we shouldn’t overreact after this race either. But this one hurts. “It’s an important point for the team, with two cars retired, which we are going to lose against our competitors, and on the engine side it is something we have to pay attention to.

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