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Charles Leclerc Claims “We’ll clear the air” After Intra-Team Contact Drama in Sprint

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Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, engaged in a fierce battle that left Leclerc feeling his teammate had pushed the limits Charles Leclerc revealed that his Ferrari suffered from bent steering after his latest mistake during sprint qualifying in China.

During the Shanghai Sprint, Leclerc and Sainz engaged in wheel-to-wheel combat, pushing each other to the limit. Leclerc’s frustration likely stemmed from Sainz’s aggressive moves during their duel. The two Ferrari drivers touched wheels as they fought for position on the track. After the race Charles said,

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“In the past we’ve had other fights where sometimes I was over the limit, sometimes he was over the limit. Today I think it was on his side. We’ll have to discuss, like we always do in these kind of situations.

“But we have a great relationship with Carlos so I have no worries… I think we’ll clear the air very, very quickly and it will be all fine, but obviously today I think we were pretty lucky to both finish the race. The contact was a bit unnecessary.”

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Charles Leclerc Praises Carlos Sainz

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Carlos Sainz’s journey to the top step of the podium was nothing short of remarkable. Just weeks before the Australian GP, he underwent an appendectomy—a surgery that would have sidelined most athletes. But not Sainz. The Spaniard defied the odds, recovered swiftly, and arrived in Melbourne ready to fight.

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After the race, Charles Leclerc didn’t mince words. He admitted that Sainz had done an “excellent job” in securing the victory. The Ferrari garage was abuzz with whispers: Could Sainz be the dark horse of the season? Leclerc’s honesty was refreshing. He acknowledged that Sainz had simply “been stronger” in Australia, leaving Leclerc with mixed feelings.

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