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Charles Leclerc Leads Unlucky F1 Club With Latest Azerbaijan GP Misfortune

Published 06/12/2022, 2:10 PM EDT

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It was looking so good for Charles Leclerc once again. But once again, his Ferrari let him down. The Monegasque driver now holds an enviable record in F1 that doesn’t justify his talent.

The Ferrari driver started the Azerbaijan GP from pole position but lost the lead at Turn 1. But found himself leading the race once again after the first round of pit stops. It was there his Ferrari F1-75 decided to give him problems that saw him retire from the race. Leclerc had a Power Unit issue which saw him retire for the second time in three races.

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As reported by WTF1, He now holds the record for most pole positions with the fewest wins. He has 15 pole positions to his name in F1 but has won just 4 wins from them. It is certainly a record that he would want to change in the future.

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In his post-race interview, Leclerc expressed his disappointment with the result which saw him slip even more in the championship.

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The Ferrari driver is now third in the championship and 34 points behind Max Verstappen in the title race. He has not won the race since the Australian Grand Prix and has failed to convert his last four pole positions.

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“It hurts. We really need to look into that for it not to happen again. I can’t really find the right words to describe this. It’s very, very disappointing. I don’t know, we really need to look into it,” said Leclerc.

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“We’ve been fast, and we didn’t have particularly big problems in the first part of the season. I think we have a bit more compared to the beginning of the season, but we didn’t change massive things. If anything, we made the thing [car] better,” said the Ferrari driver.

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He really needs to bounce back in Canada next week or he will be soon out of contention for the championship. It would be interesting to see how the Italian team approaches the season from here on.

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.
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