Charles Leclerc must ‘rein in’ his driving style to beat Max Verstappen in title fight

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CHARLES LECLERC leads the championship however misplaced factors at Imola after spinning out within the closing levels.

Charles Leclerc must 'rein in' his driving style to beat Max Verstappen in title fight

Charles Leclerc wants to alter his driving fashion, warns Schiff (Picture: Getty)

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Charles Leclerc should change his driving fashion to make sure he can compete for the title towards Max Verstappen, in accordance with Naomi Schiff. The Ferrari star should additionally ‘rein in’ his driving abilities to make sure he finishes races if he needs to have a go at preventing for the title.

Schiff mentioned it was essential to be ‘very constant’ over a season reasonably than throwing away good outcomes to chase higher ones. She even described the Monegasque as ‘too keen’ when on observe in a significant warning to the Ferrari star.

Leclerc was mendacity third on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix earlier than spinning out whereas attempting to strain Sergio Perez right into a mistake. Leclerc recovered to sixth however misplaced factors on a day title rival Max Verstappen secured victory.

It leaves the Dutchman simply 27 factors behind Leclerc regardless of Verstappen struggling two retirements this season. Talking to Specific Sport forward of Sky Sports activities’ new W Sequence protection, she mentioned: “I feel it is too early to place it all the way down to strain as a result of I feel Charles was in a fairly respectable place going into the weekend.

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Charles Leclerc must 'rein in' his driving style to beat Max Verstappen in title fight

Ferrari had tempo in Imola however could not capitalise after errors (Picture: Getty)

“Very a lot comfortably within the lead of the championship so I feel it isn’t about strain simply but. I feel that was purely only a very typical Charles Leclerc mistake.

“I feel he all the time simply pushes so exhausting and it usually goes incorrect for him so I feel for him the problem this 12 months goes to be reigning it in just a little bit, simply finessing. He’s clearly lighting fast however you’ve bought to complete to gather factors and you have to simply be very constant reasonably than having that quickest lap within the race.

“In fact each level counts however generally you have bought to consider the larger image and I feel Charles is a bit too keen for the time being.”

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Charles Leclerc must 'rein in' his driving style to beat Max Verstappen in title fight

Leclerc has suffered a string of errors in earlier seasons (Picture: Getty)

The incident is Leclerc’s first error of the season however small points have plagued the younger Monegasque’s profession. He crashed out throughout qualifying for the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix when he regarded set to safe pole place.

He additionally crashed whereas chasing down Lewis Hamilton for the lead on the German Grand Prix a few months later. Leclerc crashed throughout qualifying at Monaco final 12 months and regardless of setting the quickest time, was pressured to the again of the grid after harm.

Talking after Imola, he mentioned: “I imply P3 was the most effective I may do, we did not have the tempo for way more. I used to be too grasping and I paid a value for it and misplaced seven potential factors in comparison with third place, so it’s a disgrace. It is seven factors which are helpful on the finish of the championship, for certain, and this should not occur once more.”

Naomi Schiff is a presenter for Sky Sports activities F1 and W Sequence. Watch each single race of each competitions dwell solely on Sky Sports activities.

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