No pole, Charles Leclerc nipped: Nico Rosberg tough

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A real critique, coming from a former world champion.

Charles Leclerc will start on the front row, but in second position at the Dutch Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Monegasque stopped just 21 thousandths of a second behind home hero Max Verstappen’s Red Bull, but according to some he has a lot to blame. On British TV, in fact, it was Nico Rosberg who pulled his ears.

“Leclerc threw away the first position,” the German, world champion with Mercedes in 2016, in fact told ‘Sky Sports F1’. His pace was pole position. But on the decisive lap he made a mistake in the middle sector.”

“He made two mistakes in one sector, both decisive. In one of them, in the corner, he went three meters wide. And at that moment he lost a pole position within his grasp,” was Rosberg’s analysis of Leclerc’s Saturday afternoon at Zandvoort.

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