F1, pole position curse for Charles Leclerc: statistics

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Winning the pole position, which now seems to be a curse.

Charles Leclerc also retires at the French Grand Prix, and once again he does so at a time when he was leading the race. A situation unfortunately not new, and one that is becoming a bad habit for Ferrari’s Monegasque.

Leclerc won his first two Grands Prix of the season in Bahrain and Australia, both starting from the first grid position. However, he subsequently collected five more pole positions, finishing second in Miami and fourth in Monaco. Otherwise, only retirements came: at Montmeló, Baku and now Le Castellet. Paradoxically, his only other success came at the Austrian Grand Prix, where he had finished qualifying in second place.

Also worth mentioning, however, was the pole at Monte Carlo in 2021, complete with missing the Grand Prix. In 2019, on the other hand, Leclerc, obtained six pole positions turning them into wins only at Spa and Monza. He instead finished second in Austria and Singapore, third in Canada, France, Great Britain and Russia.

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