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Leclerc rues 'massive struggles' on medium tyre at Portimão

Charles Leclerc says his efforts in Sunday's Portuguese GP were thwarted by graining on the medium tyre, a hindrance that nevertheless allowed the Ferrari driver to score a P6 finish. Leclerc was at a loss to understand why Pirelli's medium compound was such a poor fit for the Scuderia's cars as teammate Carlos Sainz, who finished just outside the points after a promising performance in qualifying, was also hindered by the graining issue. "I think we took a great decision to go on the hard tyres, but the mediums for us – only for us – we struggled massively, whether it was Carlos or myself," said the Monegasque. "Me in the first stint and Carlos in the second stint, we...
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