Leclerc experienced a breakdown during the Brazilian Grand Prix causing his race to end early, adding to the frustrating and disappointing season for the Ferrari driver.
‣ Charles Leclerc experienced another breakdown at the Brazilian Grand Prix
‣ The mechanical failure on the formation lap caused him to crash and ruin his race
‣ Leclerc emphasized his frustration with the season and his eagerness for it to be over
‣ He expressed his focus on the remaining two races and the anticipation for the next season
The Brazilian Grand Prix over the weekend was yet another loss for Ferrari and Charles Leclerc. This time a mechanical failure at the formation lap of the race forced him to withdraw from the race. His frustration was palpable as he asked over team radio, “Why am I so unlucky?” The monégasque’s comments revealed his despair and dejected attitude after the mishap as he stated, “I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know what to do anymore.” He also expressed his disappointment for this season, saying that it has been quite a few races “where I felt I was on it and then for some reason or other, it wasn’t the result I wanted on Sunday and today is part of them so of course, the frustration is big today.” However, his focus remains on the last two races of the season, stating, “I cannot wait [for] it to be next year.”
Leclerc was in a good spot on the starting grid but he never got into full race mode. He was left to explain what went wrong on F1.com: “I turned into Turn 6, everything was fine and then as you can see, I basically lose the wheel because there is no power steering anymore, the steering wheel feels extremely stiff, then I go straight,” It’s been a season to forget, there’s been quite a few races where I felt I was on it and then for some reason or other, it wasn’t the result I wanted on Sunday and today is part of them, so of course, the frustration is big today. It’s like this now, I need to get over it and focus on the last two races which are still important. I cannot wait [for] it to be next year.”
Some believe that as long as Verstappen is driving in Formula 1, he will continue to dominate the sport. Bernie Ecclestone was quoted saying, ‘As long as Verstappen drives in F1, it will stay that way’. Who knows what will happen in the next race considering the last few events. Let’s hope for some good luck to reach Charles Leclerc at the final two races of the season.