Is Charles Leclerc too error-prone? Ferrari deny ‘unfair’ suggestion and tip Hungarian Grand Prix response


“There isn’t a cause definitely responsible him,” says Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto, after Charles Leclerc slipped 63 factors behind Max Verstappen within the title race together with his French GP crash; “He will probably be again in Hungary stronger and hungrier.”

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Will Charles Leclerc’s retirements from main positions in Spain, Azerbaijan and France value him the F1 title?

Will Charles Leclerc’s retirements from main positions in Spain, Azerbaijan and France value him the F1 title?

Ferrari say it’s “unfair” to say Charles Leclerc makes too many errors to beat Max Verstappen, regardless of the Monegasque’s crash on the French GP and his personal damning verdict on his newest pricey F1 error.

Leclerc crashed out whereas unopposed within the lead in Sunday’s Paul Ricard race, handing the race victory – and a whopping 63-point title lead – to his important rival Max Verstappen.

Afterwards, Leclerc took full duty for the “unacceptable” spin and stated: “I have been saying I am acting at my highest degree in my profession but when I maintain doing these errors, then it is pointless.”

He added: “If I maintain doing errors like this then I should not win the championship.”

Mattia Binotto says Charles Leclerc's crash was a driver error and Carlos Sainz's pit stop was the right decision

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Mattia Binotto says Charles Leclerc’s crash was a driver error and Carlos Sainz’s pit cease was the suitable determination

Mattia Binotto says Charles Leclerc’s crash was a driver error and Carlos Sainz’s pit cease was the suitable determination

Leclerc was referencing his French GP crash and his unforced error whereas second on the Emilia Romagna GP in April, which in the end value him seven factors. Whereas he’s in his first title struggle, he has additionally made huge errors in earlier seasons and criticised himself, notably in Monaco and Baku.

It has led to recommendations that Leclerc, 24, has a propensity for errors – though Ferrari have leapt to the defence of their star driver.

“It’s a little bit of an unfair judgment,” stated staff boss Mattia Binotto.

Anthony Davidson analyses Charles Leclerc's crash at the French GP as the Ferrari driver dramatically spun off the circuit on Sunday

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Anthony Davidson analyses Charles Leclerc’s crash on the French GP because the Ferrari driver dramatically spun off the circuit on Sunday

Anthony Davidson analyses Charles Leclerc’s crash on the French GP because the Ferrari driver dramatically spun off the circuit on Sunday

“I believe which will occur when you find yourself driving to the restrict… however there isn’t a cause definitely responsible him.”

Leclerc stated he “simply wished to be alone” till this weekend’s Hungarian GP and Binotto is asking for a Ferrari one-two to bounce again.

“Now we have all the time seen that Charles is reacting very strongly and effectively when he’s doing errors,” he stated.

“I’m fairly positive he will probably be again in Hungary stronger and hungrier.”

Charles Leclerc says the mistake he made which led to him crashing out of the French Grand Prix was unacceptable

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Charles Leclerc says the error he made which led to him crashing out of the French Grand Prix was unacceptable

Charles Leclerc says the error he made which led to him crashing out of the French Grand Prix was unacceptable

Leclerc was additionally defended by Verstappen after the race, whereas Crimson Bull boss Christian Horner refuted claims Leclerc had a “crasher” repute.

“I do not assume so,” Horner advised Sky Sports activities F1.

“He’s a really robust driver. These two guys are pushing one another so onerous and these vehicles are proper on the sting in these circumstances. His unhealthy luck was our good luck and it is swung round through the course of the yr.”

The 2022 season continues with the Hungarian GP this weekend, with all periods dwell on Sky Sports activities F1. Watch Sunday’s race at 2pm, with build-up from 12.30pm.





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