Leclerc fury against Perez. And Sainz beats him again


Charles Leclerc furious with Sergio Perez during the Austrian Grand Prix: the Mexican of the Red Bull to defend himself from the onslaught of the Monegasque he was the protagonist of two risky maneuvers that forced the Ferrari driver to end up on the gravel, losing several positions.

Leclerc, who has insulted Perez via radio team, making it too a gestaccio, he had to settle for‘eighth place. The Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto after the race he took his defense: “Too bad for Charles, he could have done better. With Perez he found a situation of impropriety“.

“Perez has been a while too aggressive – said Leclerc himself, more calm, at the end of the Grand Prix -, he put us in difficulty for the race but it went like this. I like to be on the edge, but today it was too much e on the radio you heard from my reaction. We came back, we had a good pace and we knew we were facing a complicated race. We are working hard to reduce the gaps, what we are looking at is not third place in the constructors, but we will push to 200% to get back to victory soon. We must not panic, we must give our best to get out of it ”.

Leclerc was beaten for the third Grand Prix in a row from team mate Carlos Sainz, who finished fifth: “I’m happy – he said smiling -. I struggled at first with Hard, I thought I wasn’t going anywhere. Finishing fifth shows that the races are long and that you need to be patient. All in all it was a nice and fun race: the start was tough, but then it went well. As mentioned, I had the Hard, the others were with Medium or Soft, like Seb. They had so much more grip. Raikkonen could also be seen struggling like me. We were both there, slipping a lot. I remained calm and after 10 laps everyone around me had degradation. From then on I was able to be faster ”.

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“I’m happy because we did ua nice comeback. It is difficult to pass this McLaren: they are very fast, against them the DRS does not need much. With Ricciardo I risked a lot in braking at turn 3, I got good traction and in the end I managed to pass Daniel. We are fast in the corners, we have nothing to envy to McLaren and we are not even that far from Mercedes and Red Bull. In circuits like this, however, we struggle because there are so many straights ”.

OMNISPORT | 04-07-2021 17:52

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