Already at the second free practice of the Italian Formula One Italian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc complained that he had to get out of the car immediately. Ferrari’s Monaco pilot therefore shortened his program.

His team later said he was really not all right with him and went for a medical examination, but Leclerc was able to start the sprint qualifier. He shifted his eighth place finish on Friday’s time trial to sixth, which will mean fifth place after Valtteri Bottas ’penalty.

However, the symptoms were present even during the 100-kilometer race. “Most importantly, I managed to do everything I wanted in the car, which is why I’m happy. I’m a little dizzy and my head hurts, but it’s not rough, ”said the two-time race winner after the knockout.

“Honestly, 5-6. space was the most we could get out of the sun. The four cars ahead of us are much faster, but I trust that if we run a perfect race tomorrow, we can put pressure on McLaren. That is the goal, ”Leclerc looked ahead.