Charles Leclerc admits he needs to close himself away together with his title problem hanging by a thread because the grid heads to Hungary.
Beginning in pole place in France, the Ferrari star lasted simply 17 laps earlier than crashing out whereas main at Circuit Paul Ricard.
It’s the fourth time Leclerc has misplaced factors whereas within the lead, following a combination of engine failures, technique errors and now particular person errors.
The Monegasque driver then needed to watch on as title rival Max Verstappen took full benefit in stretching his result in 63 factors.
Leclerc now solely has just a few days to regroup earlier than the Hungarian Grand Prix, which would be the remaining race till after the summer season break.
A dejected Leclerc mentioned: “I’m going to shut myself at dwelling and solely exit when I’ve [to catch] the aircraft to go to Budapest.
“I simply need to keep alone.”
In the meantime, Sebastian Vettel has this week introduced he’s retiring from Method One on the finish of the season.
The 35-year-old will carry the curtain down on a profession which yielded 4 world championships and 53 wins.
Hungarian Grand Prix: Date and UK begin time
The race weekend on the Hungaroring is scheduled for Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 31.
There might be two practices on Friday that may begin from 1pm UK time with the third session an hour earlier at noon on the Saturday.
Qualifying will happen at 3pm whereas the race itself will get underway at 2pm UK time on the Sunday.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix: TV channel and reside stream
Protection will once more be on Sky Sports activities F1 all through the weekend. Their protection of Sunday’s race build-up begins at 12:30am.
Sky Sports activities prospects can reside stream this by way of the app utilizing their cell, pill or pc gadgets.
If not, you should buy a Sky Sports activities Day Go from NowTV for £9.99 whereas Channel 4 will broadcast highlights later within the night.
talkSPORT may have the entire better of the motion all through the week.
To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 by way of the web site, click on HERE for the reside stream. You may also hear by way of the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, by way of your sensible speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
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Hungarian Grand Prix: Qualification consequence
- George Russell, Mercedes
- Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
- Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
- Lando Norris, McLaren
- Esteban Ocon, Alpine
- Fernando Alonso, Alpine
- Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
- Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
- Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
- Max Verstappen, Purple Bull
- Sergio Perez, Purple Bull
- Guanyu Zhou, Alfa Romeo
- Kevin Magnussen, Haas
- Lance Stroll, Aston Martin
- Mick Schumacher, Haas
- Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
- Alexander Albon, Williams
- Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin
- Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
- Nicholas Latifi, Williams
Hungarian Grand Prix: What has been mentioned?
Lewis Hamilton: “I’m gutted for Charles. He has been doing an awesome job.
“However it isn’t simple to have that efficiency and tempo and be capable to keep it. I really feel for the entire group as a result of I do know what that may really feel like.
“It’s a large hole to Max so that’s fairly smooth-sailing for him in that house. However quite a bit can go fallacious. I might simply advise Ferrari to maintain their heads down and proceed to push.”
Ferrari Workforce Principal Mattia Binotto: “There may be all the time one thing to enhance and study, and that’s our strategy. It’s step-by-step; we’re progressing and changing into higher.
“As soon as once more right this moment now we have proved to our drivers, now we have a quick automobile and a aggressive one.
“I believe we’re merely trying to Hungary, we have to flip the web page and look to Hungary and do a one-two there, so we merely concentrate on the following consequence.”
Method 1 2022: Driver Standings
Driver / Automotive / Factors
- Max Verstappen / Purple Bull Racing / 233
- Charles Leclerc / Ferrari / 170
- Sergio Perez / Purple Bull Racing / 163
- Carlos Sainz / Ferrari / 144
- George Russell / Mercedes / 143
- Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes / 127
- Lando Norris / McLaren / 70
- Esteban Ocon / Alpine / 56
- Valtteri Bottas / Alfa Romeo / 46
- Fernando Alonso / Alpine / 37
- Kevin Magnussen / Haas / 22
- Daniel Ricciardo / McLaren / 19
- Pierre Gasly / Alphatauri / 16
- Sebastian Vettel / Aston Martin / 15
- Mick Schumacher / Haas / 12
- Yuki Tsounda / Alphatauri / 11
- Zhou Guanyu / Alfa Romeo / 5
- Alexander Albon / Williams / 3
- Lance Stroll / Aston Martin / 4
- Nicholas Latifi / Williams / 0
- Nico Hulkenberg / Aston Martin / 0