"On that, we have been lucky but apart from that, looking at us, I think we have done the best of what we could have done today. I am very happy how I managed my tyres from beginning to end, very happy with the balance of the car.
"The performance of the car is not where we want it to be, but today we took every opportunity and I am very happy about today."
Leclerc added that he believes Pirelli will need to investigate the tyre issues suffered in the closing stages, with the second Silverstone race next week featuring tyres that will be a step softer.
"I don't know what the cause is," he said.
"Whether there was debris on the track or whatever, but I think Lewis cut the corner on another place on track than Valtteri, so it is probably true to review.
"I can't say, probably the Pirelli guys will investigate that."
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