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Charles Leclerc's 2022 season unravelled after the Australian GP, losing his lead in the F1 championship standings after suffering a sequence of retirements and strategic blunders. 

The Monegasque will feel frustration after a variety of circumstances beyond his control denied him victory in Spain, Monaco, Baku and now Canada.

Despite the Ferrari driver being compromised in four consecutive races, he insists that seeing Verstappen take victory is something he uses as motivation, as quoted by racingnews365:

"It motivates me because I know the pace is in my car. I'm not worried. I'm just extremely motivated to finally have a clean weekend and show that we are here and that we are strong.

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Obviously, Red Bull also had a few problems. So definitely, reliability is going to be a big thing. 

But that's what we need whenever we have more difficult weekends. Just go and take some good points. That's what we did."

Ferrari will be frustrated to have thrown away such a significant lead in the championship, but the good news for the Italian squad is that the F1-75 has the speed to take the crown. It is now a question of converting potential into results. 

Leclerc is surely carrying a chip on his shoulder and will be hungry to prove that Verstappen and his recent near-perfect performances are not infallible.