Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc admitted that he was “disappointed to only finish second” in the Las Vegas Grand Prix having looked
Leclerc lost track position at the start to Max Verstappen, who forced both cars off the road at Turn 1. Leclerc later took the lead before the first round of pitstops, while Verstappen received a time penalty in the pits. After a Safety Car was called due to debris from an incident involving George Russell and Verstappen, Leclerc stayed out on older tires, while Verstappen eventually took the victory. Leclerc believes that without the Safety Car, the win would have been theirs, as they had a good first stint and newer tires compared to Verstappen. However, Leclerc admitted it was difficult to make the right call when the Safety Car came out, and he is disappointed to only finish second. He praised the race in Vegas for being entertaining and turning things around after a problematic start to the weekend.