Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Charles Leclerc says he will adjust his driving style to be more aggressive after the Austrian Grand Prix.
In that race Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen avoided a penalty for a late overtake on the Ferrari driver. Mr. Leclerc has come to terms with the outcome of the race
Having led for much of the race, Mr. Leclerc missed out on victory there after a charging Mr. Verstappen completed a ‘last-gasp‘pass on the Ferrari driver at Turn 3 on the 2nd to last lap.
Mr. Leclerc indicated after of the race that he thought Mr. Verstappen’s move crossed the line. The stewards in Austria chose not to penalize Mr. Verstappen
Later, Mr. Leclerc said that his position has changed.
“At that moment, I felt it was frustrating,” he said. “Looking back, I’m happy we can now race like this.
“As drivers, we always try to be as close as the rules limit us, so I will definitely change a little bit and adjust a little bit my aggression.
“I think with that incident, I do not have any problems and it was very easy for me to move on. The only think I would like is a bit more consistency. I feel like there have been other incidents in the past, which have been less big in a way, and have been penalized.
“If we can race in that way, then I’m more than happy to race that way. I think it’s good for F1. I think this is what us drivers want, but we just need to know what we can expect from the others, and that’s why we need consistency over penalties.”
Despite narrowly missing out on victory in Austria, Mr. Leclerc said he could take heart from Ferrari’s upturn in form, even if he expects rivals MercedesAMG to be much stronger this weekend.
“I think it was a good few races even before Austria. Paul Ricard – Mercedes was very quick but our race pace was very compromised. Canada, we seemed to be a little bit better but I still expect Mercedes to be very, very strong this weekend. A lot stronger than they were in Austria.
“It might be a more difficult weekend but we will give it everything and hopefully have a good result at the end of the weekend.”
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The F1 2019 schedule reaches its 10th race of the season Sunday, the British Grand Prix in Northamptonshire, England. ESPN2 returns as the TV channel that will broadcast this weekend’s F1 race, with a start time of 9:05 a.m. ET on Sunday. The British Grand Prix also can be live streamed via the ESPN app.
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