A devastated Charles Leclerc vowed to come back stronger after a lack of reliability from Ferrari robbed him of a maiden grand prix victory in Bahrain. The Monegasque suffered a power outage while heading for a certain victory in Sakhir, ultimately finishing third.
Leclerc's spot on the podium was likely only secured as a result of a late safey car, otherwise he would have finished fourth behind Max Verstappen.
Leclerc accepted that poor fortune can always follow in motorsport, and admitted that the safety car had been a benefit.
"It happens. It's part of motorsport," he said of his issue. "Unfortunately today was not our day.
"But the team has done a fantastic job to recover the lack of pace in Australia. Of course I'm extremely disappointed as is the whole team but it happens, I think we made the best out of it.
LEC: "It happens. Unfortunately it was not our day. Of course I'm extremely disappointed. A very hard one to take but thanks to the team... Congratulations to Lewis and Valtteri"#BahrainGP ?? #F1pic.twitter.com/EjtED7As8L
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