Leclerc on finishing behind Vettel: I stuck to the strategy
Charles Leclerc admitted that he was disappointed to have lost out on victory in the Singapore Grand Prix to team-mate Sebastian Vettel, but maintained that he stuck to strategy and was delighted with the team's one-two finish.
Leclerc led for the early part of the race but pit-stop timings favoured the German, with Leclerc emerging from his pit-stop behind his team-mate and there he stayed for the remainder of the contest.
The three safety cars meant any idea of the final stages of the race being a straight shoot-out between the two were ruined, and in the end Leclerc couldn't join the special club of drivers who achieved three victories in a row after claiming their maiden win.
Speaking to David Coutlhard after the race, Leclerc said: "Obviously it's always difficult to lose a win like that but it's also one-two for the team and it's a first one of the season. All the guys deserved it.
"This was the strategy, it was fixed at the beginning of the race. I stuck to the plan, and in the end the most important is that we finished one-two.
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