Ferrari's Charles Leclerc began the 2022 Canadian GP at P19, but he drove a solid recovery to finish fifth.
Charles LecLerc- Canadian Grand Prix 2022
Leclerc was declared disabled by lightning in Baku last week. This rendered parts of his power system unrepairable.
Charles LecLerc- Disable by Lightning
He was therefore subject to multiple grid penalties and had to start the race at the back of the grid.
Charles LecLerc- Subject to Multiple
The 24-year-old suffered a difficult first half and was stuck behind several cars on the DRS train.
Charles LecLerc- Suffered a Difficult
He picked up his pace towards the finish and was in good shape to finish in the top 4.
Charles LecLerc- Was in Good Shape
Leclerc was trying to fit medium compound tyres when he arrived at the pits. But Ferrari made a slow stop.
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Charles LecLerc- To Fit Medium Compound
He was unable to pass Yuki Tsunoda or Daniel Ricciardo, which cost him much time.
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Charles LecLerc- Much More Time
Ferrari would consider this a missed opportunity, especially considering that Leclerc had a faster compound than Russell.
Charles LecLerc- Ferrari Would Consider
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