“I’m disappointed,” Charles Leclerc downcasted after a P2 finish in ‘treacherous’ Singapore GP

Charles Leclerc managed a P2 finish after starting on pole for the second time in Singapore after losing out to Sergio Perez.

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc managed his ninth podium finish of the season after finishing P2 at the Singapore GP. Leclerc started the race from Pole under the night sky of Singapore, though he was P2 at the very first turn with Sergio Perez taking the lead. Charles did fight throughout the race for the lead but couldn’t snatch an inch from Sergio and had to settle down for the second position.

Singapore GP returned to the calendar after a gap of two years. Last time around Sebastian Vettel won his last and fifth race at Singapore. The common thing between the two events was the Pole sitter, Charles Leclerc. Charles managed to finish both at races at Singapore at P2 after starting his race from the pole. This time around it was the rain that also hampered his fight for the win. The race started off with Interns and continued the same way for quite some time.

Charles shadowed his race after a disappointing P2, “My pace was right, but because I didn’t get away well at the start, my back was against the wall from the start. The conditions were treacherous, it was very easy to make a mistake today. I admit that I’m disappointed because I know that the race would have been very different if I had started better, ” said Charles.

Charles Leclerc optimistic about Ferrari’s pace

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc with Sergio Perez

Last few weekends covered Ferrari after a very dominating win by Max Verstappen and Red Bull. Ferrari were the favourites in Singapore but Red Bull is to be taken under consideration after their performance in this season. Charles was pleased by the pace they showed over the streets of Singapore.

“What makes me happy: We had a good race weekend, we made the right strategic decision, and we had a competitive car. Between Red Bull Racing and us, it’s often just about nuances. It showed that we can make a lot of progress after a safety car phase, for example, but then the Red Bull Racing car seems to be better again. It swings back and forth, and I often don’t understand why that is,” said Leclerc as per speedweek.

Charles is currently P2 in the championship but is way back to Max Verstappen on the lead. Leclerc is just ahead of Sergio with a gap of 2 points. The next five races would decide Leclerc’s and Ferrari’s future with a 4-way P2 fight upcoming.

Soham is a Formula 1 content writer at First Sportz. He is an immovable F1 fan being a Tifosi and his favourite driver is Sebastian Vettel. He is an undergrad student at Kiit University pursuing Computer Science and Engineering.