F1: Charles Leclerc’s bad start at Marina Bay was not his fault | 2022 Singapore GP – VIDEO


Among the many things that happened during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, the race at the 5.063-kilometre Marina Bay Street Circuit will also be remembered for Charles Leclerc’s bad start. At the start, the Monegasque immediately lost the lead of the race, as the Ferrari driver was passed by the Red Bull of Sergio Perez, who went on to defend his P1 (not without a lot of controversy) and eventually win the Singapore Grand Prix, thus continuing Red Bull’s series of victories.

So what happened to Charles Leclerc at the start in Singapore? F1 tech expert and engineer Piergiuseppe Donadoni points out on Twitter that the Ferrari driver made no mistake at the start. Sharing a video from the Formula 1 social profile, Piergiuseppe Donadoni focused his attention on the dirty part of the track where the Monegasque started from pole position.

Charles Leclerc made no mistakes at the start What basically happened is Charles Leclerc ran over a low-grip area that prevented him from accelerating and this instead allowed Sergio Perez to overtake his position, as explained by f1ingenerale.com.

“Below the mega blue Singapore Airlines billboard, there was a very low grip area,” wrote Piergiuseppe Donadoni on Twitter at the end of the Singapore Grand Prix, explaining the two overlapping images. This would have “made him and Lewis lose the position”.

The Mercedes driver also fell behind due to the almost absent grip in this area. And in fact at the start he was immediately overtaken by Carlos Sainz, who moved up to third position, as the Ferrari driver went to complete a double podium finish for the Maranello team.

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Another bitter and unfortunate Grand Prix for Charles Leclerc. Despite having the record of nine pole positions secured in the 2022 Formula 1 season (just two behind Michael Schumacher’s pole record), once again the Monegasque driver was unable to convert his pole position into a victory.

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