F1, Austin: Charles Leclerc already knows what to do in the race

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Penalties for engine changes

At the end of a very good qualifying session, Leclerc finished second but, due to the penalty (10 grid positions), he will start from 12th position today at the Grand Prix of the Americas.

The Monegasque knows exactly what he will have to do: “Carlos did a better job than me today, he deserves the pole. I will start further back because of the penalty, but the goal is to try to make a comeback and get back to the front as soon as possible.” The Ferrarista was not completely satisfied with what he did on the track, “With the wind the car changes a lot from lap to lap. I did my best, the last lap was not perfect.”

Leclerc is the third driver from the Principality to have competed in the Formula 1 World Championship after Louis Chiron and Olivier Beretta, as well as the youngest ever to win a Grand Prix driving a Ferrari car. In 2019, he made his debut with the Rossa, taking Kimi Raikkonen’s place, and in March he scored his first career pole position, in Bahrain. His first success with the Prancing Horse came at the Spa circuit in Belgium on September 1, 2019.

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