Leclerc ‘more than happy’ to race aggressively

Date published: July 12 2019

Charles-Leclerc-PA3

Charles Leclerc says if F1 wants to give the go-ahead to aggressive racing then he’s all in, but what he wants most of all is consistency.

Leclerc lost the race win Austria when the flying Max Verstappen overtook him for the lead.

The move, down at Turn 3, saw the two touch wheels as Verstappen didn’t leave Leclerc any space while passing him up the inside.

And he gave him a shove off the track to add to the Ferrari driver’s misery.

Leclerc wasn’t happy with Verstappen’s antics, however, the stewards declared it was “racing”.

If that’s the case, the Monégasque driver says he’s happy to go about it like that.

“I don’t have any problems and it was very easy for me to move on,” he told reporters at Silverstone.

“The only thing is that I would like maybe a bit more consistency.

“There have been some other incidents in the past, which have been smaller in a way and that have been penalised.

“If we can race that way, then I’m more than happy to race that way.

“I think it’s good for Formula 1, I think this is what us drivers want.

“We just need to know what we can expect from the others, and on that, I think that’s why I would like probably more consistency on the penalties.”

Follow all the action from the British Grand Prix with the PlanetF1 live centre