Charles Leclerc was on his way to attempt to earn his 20th career pole position, which would have tied him with Damon Hill and Valtteri Bottas for the record, but that hope quickly vanished. Leclerc has made mistakes before even though the speed gods are on his side. Let's revisit the 2022 French Grand Prix, where the race's leading Monegasque spun off and the screams likely still reverberate around Maranello. And just a moment ago, we witnessed a similar mistake and wrath.
Prior to Lewis Hamilton being eliminated in Q2, qualifying was fairly uninteresting. This is likely what ignited the excitement when, in Q3, we witnessed a gliding Max Verstappen mess up his flying lap. However, the main highlight for spectators was when Charles Leclerc crashed into the wall on Turn 7 and produced a Red Flag out of pure thirst for a little more.
Charles Leclerc bagged 2 poles during the Baku outing last weekend and he was predicted to start way up in the order if not on the pole at Miami. While the man who crashed during the Sprint qualifier still maintaining his P1 position, got dealt with the short end of the stick this time and F1 Twitter just became very unforgiving.
Ferrari's best chance to defeat the dominant Red Bulls and Max Verstappen is Charles Leclerc. He was the only one who last year just missed defeating the Dutchman. Fans are now doubting whether he is the right person for the job after witnessing this kind of mistake from him.