Leclerc: The mistake is over, we have to move on

Leclerc: The mistake is over, we have to move on

Charles Leclerc spoke at the Hungaroring on Thursday about his mistake at Paul Ricard and Sebastian Vettel’s decision to end his career…

Charles Leclerc: “Our relationship with Sebastian developed gradually. At first I was ashamed of his authority, I didn’t know what to say, but now Seb is my friend, he often writes to me, tries to cheer me up when I’m having a hard time. So it was after the descent to Paul Ricard.

Who else wrote to me? A few more riders. Actually the most experienced.

It is unfortunate that Vettel has decided to end his career. On the other hand, he may feel happier this way. But it will be strange not to see him in the paddock. I learned a lot while working with him, he was always very nice to me.

In Paul Ricard I made a mistake, but there is no point in discussing it. The mistake cost me a lot of points, but it’s over, we have to move on. This weekend I will give 100%, try to win the race and then I’m sure everything will be fine. The error is not caused by pressure from Max. At that point, he had already switched to a sub-optimal strategy, so I just had to focus on the race, which I did.

When you attack on the limit sometimes mistakes happen. I just exaggerated a bit. I don’t like to put the blame on others, I never say the wind or the bird is to blame. I was driving a car and I made this mistake. Yes, the conditions on each lap change a bit, but this goes for everyone. And everyone attacks at the limit.

In Hungary we have to be strong. Personally I had problems in Paul Ricard and Budapest before, but they were also in Melbourne where I had a great weekend this year. I hope it will be the same here.”

Source: F1 News

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