Charles Leclerc ‘hurt’ after Azerbaijan GP DNF sees Ferrari star match unwanted F1 record

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CHARLES LECLERC couldn’t cover his disappointment after being compelled to retire from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc 'hurt' after Azerbaijan GP DNF sees Ferrari star match unwanted F1 record

Charles Leclerc ‘harm’ after Azerbaijan GP DNF sees Ferrari star match undesirable F1 document (Picture: SKY SPORTS)

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Charles Leclerc has admitted his retirement from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix “hurts”. The Ferrari driver was compelled to tug up whereas within the lead of the race on lap 20, with smoke pouring out of the again of his automobile.

The Monegasque driver will now lose additional floor to Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen within the Drivers’ Championship, having come into this weekend 9 factors behind the Dutchman. He may also lose a spot within the standings Sergio Perez.

Leclerc’s Ferrari team-mate Carlos Sainz equally needed to retire after a difficulty on lap 9. The Prancing Horse are being tormented by issues after Leclerc additionally suffered a mechanical concern within the Spanish Grand Prix final month, with an absence of reliability and workforce errors threatening to derail his championship bid.

Damningly, Leclerc has began on pole place in the entire final 4 races however has not gained any of them. That makes him the primary driver to fail to transform 4 successive poles since Juan Pablo Montoya in 2002.

Charles Leclerc 'hurt' after Azerbaijan GP DNF sees Ferrari star match unwanted F1 record

Charles Leclerc ‘harm’ after Azerbaijan GP DNF sees Ferrari star match undesirable F1 document (Picture: SKY SPORTS)

He informed Sky Sports activities F1: “It hurts. We actually should look into that so it doesn’t occur once more. I do not actually discover the proper phrases to explain it. It is very, very disappointing. I don;’t know. We actually must look into it.

“We have been quick and we did have issues within the first a part of the season. Now it appears we now have a bit extra in comparison with the start of the season however we did not change large issues.

“If something we made it higher so it is obscure. We’ll should analyse. I haven’t got the complete image of what occurred at this time. Personally, once more, it hurts.

Charles Leclerc 'hurt' after Azerbaijan GP DNF sees Ferrari star match unwanted F1 record

Charles Leclerc ‘harm’ after Azerbaijan GP DNF sees Ferrari star match undesirable F1 document (Picture: SKY SPORTS)

“I actually do not know for now. I’ve no information. There’s nonetheless the frustration. I got here from the automobile straight to right here and I did not converse to anyone from the workforce. I do not know what is going on on.”

Montoya was on pole for 5 straight races within the 2022 season however didn’t win any of them for Williams, with David Coulthard, Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello all victorious as an alternative. And Leclerc will hope to not prolong his run.

After the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the Formulation One circus heads to Canada for the subsequent race subsequent Sunday. The groups then return to Europe for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 1-12.

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