Charles Leclerc blamed himself mercilessly for missing the podium at the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix. As is well known, he took second place in the last lap from Sergio Perez, but made a mistake two turns later, so not only his Mexican but also his teammate Sebastian Vettel went by. Ferrari’s monaco grieved at the team radio for his mistake, then reassured him and congratulated the German, who was on the podium again after a year.
He had already posted his Twitter post in a much calmer state of nerve, though he voiced that he was disappointed in himself because of his mistake. Ferrari responded to Monaco’s statement: “We know you’re a warrior, you tried everything to bring that second place home. Such things can happen in motorsport. We are proud of you, you had a great race! ” – read in the Maranello Guard tweet.
We know you are a fighter, you tried everything to bring home the second place. Things like this happen in motorsport. We are proud of you, you did a super race ❤️👊
– Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) November 15, 2020
After the knockdown, Vettel also defended Leclerc, who was in a lethargic state. “With Charles being my teammate, I often see myself in it. Much younger than me, but very fast. I haven’t had a chance to talk to him after the race yet, but I’ll tell him later, it’s irrelevant that he didn’t manage to get on the podium today because there are many years ahead of him, he will still be on the podium many times. I’m pretty sure of that. ” The four-time world champion began to say.
“It’s right that Charles was angry because he made a mistake and that got on his podium. But like I said, looking at the picture as a whole, it’s irrelevant to him. I never let it stand between us. I am happy to do so and will do so in the future because you are a good guy ”He continued his appreciative monologue with Vettel, who was in third place.