Ferrari right to gamble on Leclerc pole says Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve is not joining those who are criticising Ferrari for taking a risk so that Charles Leclerc could keep pole position last Sunday. But 1997 world champion Villeneuve said the 23-year-old driver “can only blame himself” for the retirement, because Ferrari confirmed that while it was actually a crack in the driveshaft hub, it was still the result of the crash damage. “At Monaco, it was worth taking the risk and hoping that everything is more or less in order with the car at Monaco,” Villeneuve said. “Charles would have started from pole with an excellent chance of winning. “But it was still the consequence of the accident, and Charles can only blame himself for that,” said Villeneuve.

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