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Leclerc: Ferrari edge over McLaren at COTA 'a good surprise'

Charles Leclerc insists Ferrari is focused on its own performance at COTA, but the Monegasque is nevertheless pleased to see both of the Scuderia's cars qualify ahead of championship rival McLaren. Leclerc and teammate Carlos Sainz will line up respectively fourth and fifth on Sunday's US Grand Prix grid, the pair gaining a spot thanks to Valtteri Bottas' five-place grid penalty. After struggling in practice with a car that lacked rear-end grip, Leclerc admitted that his performance in the Saturday shootout yielded a better result than anticipated. "It went better than expected," said Leclerc. "We expected to be behind the McLaren this weekend, and it seems that we are more...
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