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Leclerc says VSC name not a Ferrari error – EAST AUTO NEWS

Leclerc says VSC name not a Ferrari error


Charles Leclerc says there was no proper selection for Ferrari to make beneath the early Digital Security Automotive regardless of a two-stop technique that left him unable to struggle for victory within the Italian Grand Prix.

The polesitter led the early a part of the race from Max Verstappen, who had climbed from seventh to second within the opening laps and was closing in slowly. A VSC on lap 12 — brought on by Sebastian Vettel’s retirement — supplied a possibility for a pit cease that value much less time than in regular situations, however Leclerc got here into the pits simply earlier than the VSC ended after which Ferrari opted for mediums that wouldn’t make it to the tip of the race, resulting in a second cease to drop behind Verstappen once more.

“I believe we have to look first at how a lot we misplaced,” Verstappen mentioned. “I believe it is going to have been very, very troublesome anyway (if the VSC had been longer). We in all probability would have had a bit extra margin to Max behind and perhaps we might have simply had a shot at ending the race on a medium, which was not a risk as a result of Max was too shut with these contemporary tires, so we knew we simply needed to cease earlier than he caught us.

“I believe for those who have a look at our season as a complete, for certain there’s been errors and we have to get higher. If at this time was a transparent mistake, I don’t suppose so as a result of it was simply our selection and searching again at it, you simply can not predict at any time when the VSC goes to finish.

“If I used to be not stopping Max would have pitted and he would have had the identical downside as I did. So nothing in charge on anyone there. Just a bit bit unfortunate, and doubtless lacking just a little little bit of tempo too.”

Leclerc nearly bought a shock likelihood to assault Verstappen late within the race when Daniel Ricciardo stopped, prompting a security automotive, however the McLaren wasn’t cleared in time for racing to renew.

“Clearly, I actually wished this race to start out once more. From the automotive, I didn’t perceive (the choice to not restart) as a result of the final time we handed by, the monitor was clear,” he mentioned. “So, I actually thought that we are going to restart once more, nevertheless it didn’t occur. Perhaps there are issues within the background that I didn’t know that didn’t make the restart attainable.”

Leclerc says VSC name not a Ferrari error – EAST AUTO NEWS
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