Charles Leclerc says ‘we cannot do that’ as he fumes at Ferrari after Monaco GP

Charles Leclerc declared to his Ferrari team that they 'cannot do that' after his woes in his home Grand Prix in Monaco continued.

The Ferrari ace held pole position for the second year in a row but headed in 2022 with a sorry record of never finishing a race in the French principality throughout his racing career and, while that run would end, there was still further disappointment in Monte Carlo.

Rain led to a delayed start and a change in race strategy across the grid, with Ferrari making the first move in the pits to change to dry tyres after calling both Leclerc and teammate Carlos Sainz into the pit at the same time.

Leclerc came in after his teammate but, immediately after his entry to the pit lane, was told to stay out but the message came too late and Red Bull capitalised, performing an undercut to see Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen gaining places.

Ferrari were unable to overhaul their rivals, with Leclerc suffering the pain of not securing a podium finish despite his pole position on the grid as he came home fourth – with Perez winning, Sainz coming in second and Verstappen third.

Leclerc could not hide his disappointment following a weekend where he will have hoped to achieve a lot more and it was clear that he points the finger of blame towards his team.

"No words, no words. The season is long but we cannot do that, we cannot do that," he told his team over the radio after the chequered flag was waved.

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Leclerc has had back-to-back nightmares now, having held a comfortable lead in Barcelona before being forced to retire with a power unit failure and seeing Verstappen leapfrog him in the standings as a result.

Verstappen's lead over Leclerc in the Driver's Championship now stands at nine points, while Perez's win in Monaco puts him just six points behind the Ferrari man and 15 behind his teammate.

Formula One returns on Sunday, 12th June for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix which is the start of another double-header race weekend, with Canada the following week.

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