At the pit wall of Ferrari, they will undoubtedly not have liked to see the intense battle between Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, but Charles Leclerc says he enjoyed his battle with teammate Carlos Sainz.
“I honestly enjoyed it,” Leclerc said after the race. “It’s probably the race of the season that you enjoy the most, under your helmet anyway.”
“I’m sure they won’t give the same answer at the pit wall and I’m sure the Tifosi may not have enjoyed it as much as I did with Carlos. But this is how racing should be.”
“I had similar battles with Max Verstappen in the past. With Checo (Perez) it was also at the limit today. And with Carlos it was also on the limit, both defending and attacking, and that made it really enjoyable in the car.”
“In the end we maximized the points with the team, this was the best possible result for the team. It was really cool.”
“We both took risks. Carlos was at the limit in braking and I was at the limit in terms of attacking. We both rode on the limit and it ended well. It was all ok.”