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‘Nothing special about Charles Leclerc’s drive to P5 in Canada’

Charles Leclerc pulls on his fireproofs. Azerbaijan June 2022.

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Charles Leclerc didn’t deserve ‘Drive of the Day’ at the Canadian Grand Prix. That should have gone to Lewis Hamilton, says Tom Coronel.

Leclerc and Hamilton started at opposite ends of the grid at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the Ferrari driver P19 and on the back row with Hamilton P4.

It was the Monégasque driver’s worst grid slot of the season, the result of engine penalties not performance, while for Hamilton it was his best.

Although Leclerc brought his Ferrari F1-75 home in fifth place, he was not able to make the gains that he had thought would be possible.

“The last part was nice but obviously the very first part I was stuck in a DRS train and I could not do anything,” he told Sky Sports.

As for Hamilton, he climbed one position but being back on the podium felt like a race win for the Briton.

“Obviously it’s different to a win but I think it feels as good as that in a sense,” he said. “I’ve had a fourth and a third and a bit of consistency is…

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