Charles Leclerc was looking like he had the pace to potentially take a win this weekend as his Ferrari proves to have the downforce to put some solid laps in at the Hungaroring. But once again, Ferrari let their driver down as they pulled Leclerc in to swap his tyres for hards – a tyre that was proven only moments ago by Alpine to be rubbish.
Now, Leclerc has once again been pulled into the pits with less than 20 laps left of the race to be fitted with softs. This has prompted a hilarious tweet from The Grand Tour presenter.
“As abuse is no longer allowed when we speak about F1,” he jokes, referencing the drama around booing at the Red Bull Ring. “I’m forced to say Ferrari’s strategists are brilliant.”
This sarcastic comment prompted more comments from his 7.8 million followers, with one adding:
“Week after week, they have been brilliant. Terribly brilliant.”
A second added: “As a red bull fan I agree.” [sic].
Ferrari has been incredibly unlucky this Sunday as they’ve struggled with slow pitstops, but Leclerc’s race has been royally ruined by poor strategy and an awful choice of tyre.
Currently, Max Verstappen is leading the race after his Red Bull had some clutch issues dialled out followed by Mercedes’ George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.