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Charles Leclerc's Canadian GP was a race of damage limitation, after a series of engine changes forced him to start from the back of the grid and make a recovery driver.

All things considered, Leclerc will be relatively pleased with his P5 finish, somewhat limiting the damage inflicted by yet another Verstappen win.

Despite the Dutchman's victory, Ferrari's pace was encouraging, with Carlos Sainz pushing the reigning World Champion all the way, showing legitimate race-winning pace for perhaps the first time this season. 


Leclerc is confident Ferrari can return to winning ways after a 6-race drought, provided reliability is addressed, as quoted by france24:

"Reliability is a concern for everyone this season, but if we can fix that, we have the performance to come back.

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So from Silverstone, we will be trying to gain points back."

Verstappen echoed a similar sentiment post-race:

"There is still a very long way to go in the championship and the gap is, of course, quite big. 

But we have seen and we know it can switch around quite quickly."

Ferrari are certainly playing catch-up at this stage of the season, with a series of self-inflicted blunders allowing Red Bull to recover from their significant deficit following the Australian GP. 

Red Bull are far from out of the woods though, with Sergio Perez's retirement in Canada serving as a reminder that the Austrian squad still has its own reliability issues to address. 

With that said, Red Bull's efficiency has allowed them to largely negate the impact of their DNFs, and so Ferrari must clamp down on all areas if they are to retake the championship lead.