According to Jonny Herbert, the battle for the title between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc is still undecided. According to Herbert, Verstappen’s previous setback (46 points after the Australian Grand Prix) is proof of this.
Leclerc’s failure in France comes at a bad time, thanks to an error committed by Monegasque. Each time Leclerc led a race after a pole position and then retired, Verstappen won. France had it, as did Spain and Azerbaijan. As a result, the gap between Verstappen and Leclerc has grown to 63 points, allowing the Dutchman to retire twice and still be ten points ahead.
Opposite Sky Sports F1 Herbert, a former F1 driver, discusses Verstappen’s form. According to Herbert, Verstappen’s consistency is a major reason for his large lead. “He’s doing a great job, especially his consistency which impressed me this year. Ferrari are fast and we know they can win races, but they have a big gap to close.”
Is the title fight still exciting?
However, according to Herbert, it is certainly not impossible for Leclerc and Ferrari to close the current gap and regain the lead in the championship. “Could it be, reliability issues or mistakes by the Red Bull drivers? Yes, of course it could! What struck us was that they put on a great show again last weekend.”
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