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Leclerc: Not feeling good, I don’t know what to say

Leclerc: Not feeling good, I don’t know what to say

Leclerc: Not feeling good, I don’t know what to say

A bewildered Charles Leclerc faced the media after the 2024 British Grand Prix, where he finished in 14th place while also being lapped.

It was another miserable weekend for Leclerc, a far cry from the highs he enjoyed when he won his home race in Monaco.

Ever since Ferrari upgraded their SF-24 in Barcelona, they went backwards, as the updated car developed a tendency for bouncing, a problem that marred early “ground effect” Formula 1 cars.

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In Silverstone, Ferrari ran back to back tests between their latest spec car and the previous one from Imola, and decided to go with the older version.

Leclerc was out of qualifying in Q2, started the race from 11th, and a poorly timed pit stop when it started to rain, destroyed his race which he finished one lap down in 14th.

Speaking after the race, Leclerc defended his decision to pit when he did, he said: “I mean I was quite confident that this was the right choice with the information I got in the car.

Again, a difficult Sunday

“I heard that the rain was intensifying a lot and it would be very heavy the lap after. The thing is that the heavy rain came eight laps later, and so the track was… It stopped raining actually the lap where we stopped, and for eight laps there was basically no water so we destroyed the tyres, had to stop again. Again a difficult Sunday, a Sunday to forget,” he explained.

Leclerc admitted it is getting more difficult to cope with Ferrari’s recent decline, he added: “I’m not feeling good. It’s too much now, it’s been too many races.

“I don’t even know what to say anymore when I’m coming here [to the TV pen]. We’ve just got to reset as a team. There’s always one different reason that it doesn’t click, and that makes it even more difficult to analyze and jump forwards, so we will try put everything together in Budapest.

“Definitely we need to speak with the team on the decision process and understanding what we can do better in order for me to have the better… more information in critical moments like this, or better information, and then we will hopefully make better decisions in the future,” he concluded.

Leclerc is currently third in the 2024 F1 Drivers’ Championship, 21 points behind second-placed Lando Norris. Teammate Carlos Sainz is fourth and closing in on the Monegasque, just four points behind.