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Charles Leclerc discusses disastrous end to Spanish Grand Prix

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A cruel moment in the Spanish Grand Prix…

Max Verstappen breezed to victory in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, in what was a genuinely brilliant race for all those who managed to tune in.

Leclerc was comfortably in front and looked as though he was going to stroll to victory, before being forced to retire due to a fault with his car.

The Ferrari driver realising that he had no power was a shocking moment, but Verstappen did not need a second invitation to seize the opportunity.

Speaking after the race, Leclerc simply said that while he was extremely disappointed to have to retire, Ferrari will be back and better than ever.

Charles Leclerc’s end to Spanish Grand Prix

He even went as far as to say that he took quite a lot of positives from the situation.

Perhaps it was Lewis Hamilton who ran the most impressive race on the day though. The Mercedes driver was in last place after an unfortunate incident just seconds into the race, but he ended up finishing fifth.

His drive was genuinely excellent, but he will be wondering what might have been if it weren’t for that crash in the opening minute.

He told his team that he felt it would be wise to retire from the race, but luckily he was advised to look for a top 10 finish. In the end he did even better than that.

Sergio Perez finished second in the race, in what was an excellent day for the Red Bull team. He was kind enough to let Verstappen past him and into first place, leaving the Dutchman in a strong position to win the individual championship.

Perez, speaking after the race, said that he felt he could have won the race himself, but that the team result will always come first.

Verstappen showed his appreciation to his teammate during the race, offering him a simple “Thanks mate”.

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