Leclerc expressed feeling at a loss for words and unwell after a disappointing Sunday at Silverstone that he forgot.

Charles Leclerc was visibly disappointed after another frustrating day at the British Grand Prix, where a botched strategy left the Monegasque driver finishing in P14 and failing to score points for the second consecutive race weekend.


Leclerc, who started in P11 after a difficult qualifying session, initially made progress but lost out after switching to intermediate tyres too soon.

Unable to recover the lost time, the 26-year-old finished the day in 14th place. Reflecting on the tyre decision, Leclerc said after the race: “I mean, I was quite confident that this was the right choice with the information I got in the car.

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.”

Following his home win in Monaco, Leclerc has endured a tough run of races, including a DNF, a P5, and two non-points finishes in P11 and P14. When asked how he was coping, the Ferrari driver replied: “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, but… yeah.

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 to put everything together in Budapest.

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

In contrast, Carlos Sainz felt proud after a solid drive to fifth. Starting from P7 on the grid, Sainz found himself closer to the action as track conditions changed, and he started to catch the Red Bull of Max Verstappen in the hunt for P5.

After both cars pitted for intermediate tyres, Verstappen managed to get ahead of Mercedes’ George Russell to take third, while Sainz could not match the pace of the top four.

The 29-year-old eventually crossed the line in fifth and earned an additional point for setting the fastest lap following a late pit stop.

Sainz expressed his pride in securing a result that exceeded the car’s apparent capabilities. “I was actually having a bit of fun because I had a very lonely race at the beginning,” Sainz explained.

“As expected, the top three cars were much quicker than us today and they pulled away, but then as soon as it became slicks on damp conditions, that’s when I started to make a bit of a catch-up and take a bit more risk than them.

I could catch up to them, and I thought maybe we were back in the race, and [I thought] then maybe [if it] stays like this in these conditions for the rest

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