F1: Ferrari says Leclerc’s car failure came out of nowhere

Charles Leclerc F1 Spanish Grand Prix

Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunia, Barcelona, ​​Spain – May 22, 2022 REUTERS / Albert Gia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc

BARCELONA – Charles Lacklark led every practice session, qualified for pole positions and enjoyed a comfortable lead at Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix when his Ferrari slowed down without warning.

At one point, Monegask saw their Formula One Championship lead lost, with Red Bull title rival Max Verstappen winning and rising to the top of the standings.

“No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.”

Ferrari, who lost their lead in the position of constructors to the Red Bull, could do nothing about it.

“It simply came to our notice then.

“I think we first learned this from going to Charles Radio and then looking at the data from the engineers. It happened all of a sudden.

“We have no explanation yet. It will travel to Maranello at night and we will dismantle it in the morning.”

Time can’t be too bad with Leclerc’s home race in Monte Carlo and a showcase of the calendar next weekend.

Leclerc was in pole position in that race last year but failed to start due to a driveshaft problem, with Verstappen on the way to victory.

Ferrari arrived in Spain with high hopes that an upgrade package would give them back a performance advantage that extended the Red Bull and Verstapen.

“The F1-75 was the fastest car on the track yesterday and today. Charles led comfortably, running at a very good race speed,” said Binotto.

There is an old saying in motor racing, however, that if you want to finish first you have to finish first and this season reliability has become a thorn in the side of both Red Bull and Ferrari.

Sunday’s break was Leclerc’s first of six races, but Verstappen has already suffered two setbacks.

The Dutch driver, however, has won all four races he has won.

“I think I have nothing to do but look at the positives and have a lot this weekend,” Leclerc said.

“We can’t do that many times during the season so we have to find out the problem.”

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