Charles Leclerc suffered another strategic mistake from Ferrari during the Belgian Formula 1 GP and the memes exploded

Charles Leclerc suffered another strategic mistake from Ferrari during the Belgian Formula 1 GP and the memes exploded

The dialogue between Charles Leclerc and his engineer to whom he expresses his dissatisfaction at having to stop on the penultimate lap

This Sunday Ferrari received a new slap in Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix, because he was again defeated by Red Bullwhich was far superior with the new combustion engine he created Max Verstappen, who, despite being penalized for changing said element, started from 14th place and took his ninth victory of the season. However, the Scuderia again suffered from their own mistakes which once again hurt Charles Leclercwho also lost second place in the championship.

Leclerc started 17, as he was one of six drivers penalized for changing elements. In the case of the Monegasque, he also replaced his combustion engine, taking advantage of the overtaking places at the Autodrome de Spa-Francorchamps.

If from the start of the race, the Monegasque suffered because he was called to the pits to change the tires before the race was neutralized on the second lap to get the Alfa Romeo out of Valtteri Bottaswho was stuck in Leca’s bed after the touch he suffered Nicholas Latifi (Williams).

Leclerc was put on the tire compound in a bid to move forward on the track, but it was difficult for him to do so as his F1-75 lacked pace due to tire degradation. It was obvious that the car was not properly tuned.

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However, with the pit stops of others and a few overtakes he was able to pull off, Charles managed to finish fifth. Although in the penultimate lap there was another mistake by his team that ended up hurting him. That’s when he got the radio call to come into the pits with the aim of putting him on soft compound tires (the ones that achieve the fastest grip) so he could win. the extra point that the lap record delivers, but the pilot, he did not share this plan and informed his engineer. After a few seconds of silence that seemed to last for hours, he was forced to enter.

Leclerc knew this strategy was wrong and he was right, as he returned to the track in sixth place behind Fernando Alonso (Alpine) whom he was able to overtake in the last heat, even though he received a five-second penalty for exceeding the speed limit at the pit entrance and fell behind the Spaniard in the ranking.

Wanting to earn a point for the fastest lap of the race, Ferrari made him lose four units which were sure since, despite the lack of pace, Leclerc was still going to finish fifth.

Charles Leclerc still had a Sunday to forget (REUTERS / Stephane Mahe)

This scenario of Leclerc’s frustration comes on top of other errors of the season by the Maranello side. It must be remembered that in Hungary took him into the pits and put him on hard tires which kept him from getting a good grip on the track and getting a win that was doable. Or what happened in Monaco, when they brought him into the pits at the same time as his partner carlos sainz and wasted time which generated the anger of Charles.

Leclerc finished sixth and before Verstappen’s convincing victory he was 98 points behind the Dutchman, who is the solid leader in the championship. Moreover, Charles is no longer second in the competition, since he occupies Sergio “Checo” Perezwho is 93 units behind his teammate.

Faced with this new flaw in Ferrari’s strategy, social media exploded and fans once again did their thing. The persons targeted were the team leader, Mattia Binottothe Scuderia with its failed plan and the continued frustration of Leclerc, who started the season winning and exciting the Tiphos but is further and further away from being able to challenge for the title.



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