Christian Horner has given his ideas on Charles Leclerc's late-race spin at Imola, describing the end result as a "bonus" for Pink Bull.
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Pink Bull crew boss Christian Horner feels that Charles Leclerc’s spin within the closing levels of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was a results of him being “too grasping”.
Leclerc had been difficult Sergio Perez for second place when he slid off on the Variante Alta and struck the obstacles, forcing him again to the pits for repairs.
What would have been a near-certain podium end for the Ferrari driver, and presumably much more, became sixth place as Leclerc salvaged a handful of factors
Horner: Leclerc was fortunate to complete the race
Leclerc’s mistake got here after a daring change from Medium to Mushy tyres, which Pink Bull responded to with each Perez and Max Verstappen, and Horner famous how the Monegasque was taking dangers.
“He was pushing very laborious all race,” Horner informed media, together with RacingNews365.com, as he addressed Leclerc’s incident.
“You possibly can see on the prime of the hill, I believe Flip 14, on the chicane, that was the one a part of the observe that he was persistently faster than Checo (Perez).
“It simply regarded like he bought a little bit bit too grasping on that Mushy tyre, however errors can occur.
“He was truly fortunate to complete the race and clearly nonetheless get sixth-place factors (eight).
“It was a bonus for us that we have been in a position to take a number of extra factors off [Ferrari] with him not ending on the rostrum.”
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Requested why he thinks Leclerc bought “grasping”, Horner pointed to the Drag Discount System (DRS) detection level, which adopted the chicane.
“I believe he was making an attempt to get within the DRS zone of Checo,” Horner commented.
“To do this, you wanted to be actually fast over that chicane, to get into the DRS detection zone, earlier than the final couple of corners.
“That was clearly what he was making an attempt to get inside.”
Leclerc’s championship lead has been reduce to 27 factors over race winner Verstappen, whereas Pink Bull are actually simply 11 behind Ferrari.
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