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Leclerc happy with seventh after “demanding race” in Mexico

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Charles Leclerc - Mexican Grand Prix - F1
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Charles Leclerc secured his joint second best result of his short Formula One career as he finished seventh at the Mexican Grand Prix.

It was the Monegasque driver’s first race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and had a strong weekend throughout after reaching Q3 on Saturday before following it up with a points finish on Sunday.

“It was a good race and I am happy with my result, a P7, which is my second-best result so far in Formula One.”

Tyres were a major talking point all weekend in Mexico and Leclerc admitted it was “challenging” to manage them throughout the race.

“It was challenging to manage the tyres and the race was quite demanding in that respect.”

The seventh place and Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team-mate Marcus Ericsson finishing ninth moved the team up to eighth, ahead of Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda in the constructors championship and Leclerc is hoping for another similar race in Brazil to keep that spot in the standings.

“It was a good team effort and we scored enough points together to advance in the Constructors’ Championship.

“Overall, a positive result, and I hope that we will be able to have a similar next race in Brazil.”

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