Charles Leclerc starts the Canadian GP from the back of the grid while Max Verstappen will start from pole. 34 points in the World Championship separate the Ferrari driver from the Red Bull leader.
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Leclerc won two of the first three rounds, but then seven races have passed without him being ahead. (Photo: AFP)/
Happiness is not easy. Sometimes you have everything you want but still the arrhythmia of frustration does not stop. Look at Charles Leclerc. There he is in the Formula 1 car that everyone wants, earning half a million dollars a race, with more pole positions than anyone but unhappy. Anyone else would walk proudly clad in that desired scarlet antiflame but not Charles. The Monegasque driver this season seems condemned to live in a tortuous loop where he gets excited on Saturdays but on Sundays he showers with shampoo while his rivals do it with champagne.
No one can deny that the reliability of the Ferrari, these days, is the same as that of the email from the African prince asking us to transfer money in exchange for a hefty commission.
The single-seater fails on the track and the team ruins it in the pits while Red Bull turns each date, leaving the Manarello crisis in more evidence. As much as Ferrari has more poles, it is Red Bull who is taking the victories. The bulls have roared with authority this season achieving three doubles in the last five dates and eleven podium steps out of a possible 16. It is almost certain that at this time Verstappen is more concerned about what Checo can do than the wet gunpowder of the tiffosis.
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Charles starts in Canada thirty-four points behind the leader Max without giving a damn about how he qualified yesterday – he will start from the bottom of the grid due to changes in his power unit. And it is that if something has been evidenced this 2022, it is that the fate of the Ferrari does not know of Saturday consequences.
Their pole positions do not gravitate and if they lead on the track, even if the advantage is generous, there is always the probability that they will go too far in a curve, they will fail in the pits or the car will have a heart attack without preamble. For now, the Italians, after the autopsy in Baku, have discovered that the abandonment of a week ago would have been related to the motor heart attack in Spain. With these insecurities and the risk that mounting a new engine represents (with the respective penalty of positions that it entails), Leclerc starts today in Montreal with more fears than certainties, walking more crestfallen than proud and with more embarrassments than illusions but thinking that today everything You can change. Yes today.
In this time of decisions about the continuity of Ricardo Gareca in command of the national team, it is necessary to stop and say thank you. This video of DT El Comercio tries to be grateful for his influence, beyond the field.