Charles Leclerc can earn all the remaining races – together with the Sprint event in Brazil – so considerably he has fallen in the fight for the title that he can win the championship.
With 10 rounds nonetheless to go, Leclerc’s 63-position deficit indicates he can’t depend on winning every single time to beat Verstappen. If the Purple Bull driver will take second in the remaining races, which includes the Brazilian Grand Prix, and can take the reward details for swiftest lap, even Leclerc’s clear sweep will not make the Ferrari driver winner.
This may perhaps not be a sensible situation, but it shows how considerably again in the championship Leclerc is after Verstappen’s 46-level guide at race a few. On normal additional than 12 factors lost to Verstappen each time.
A points prediction based on Leclerc successful all remaining grands prix and sprint races and Verstappen ending next and having all the fastest lap bonus factors.
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The weekend begun promisingly for Leclerc: the driver of automobile variety 16 took his 16th pole place of his profession, supplying him the likes of Stirling Moss, Felipe Massa and Verstappen.
In the 12 months It was Ferrari’s to start with pole position at the French Grand Prix considering that Kim Raikkonen at the 2008 Magni-Cours celebration. Prior to returning to the program in 2018, Ferrari’s last pole position was reached by Nigel Mansell in 1990, the track’s last grand prix.
Verstappen claimed his next consecutive French Grand Prix acquire. It was the 27th victory of his occupation, tying him with Jackie Stewart, who previously held the history for most Grand Prix wins.
This is the sixth time Leclerc has crushed Verstappen to start off on pole. Verstappen converted 11 of his 16 pole positions into wins although Leclerc took just four of the exact poles. Remarkably, of the races in which Lechler has taken pole situation, he has won fewer times than Verstappen:
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Verstappen established the 19th fastest lap of his profession, yet again with Moss, also like Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill, Mark Webber and Valtteri Bottas.
Lewis Hamilton (try to remember how it felt like each individual Stats & Details portion commenced with six paragraphs on him?) scored his ideal outcome of the period in 2nd and took his fourth consecutive podium end. It was a wonderful way to celebrate his 300th vocation start out.
He is the sixth driver to get to that milestone. Rubens Barrichello was the to start with, later joined by Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso and Raikkonen. The latter’s document for most race starts off – 349 – has to go down with Alonso at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Hamilton is unique among the other members of the ‘300 Club’ as he has started the race in each Grand Prix weekend in which he has participated. At the very least everyone can be explained to have ‘raced’ Spa last 12 months…
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