Charles Leclerc endured a difficult weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, facing challenges both inside and outside the car. Charles Leclerc revealed he suffered from a severe toothache during the US Grand Prix weekend.
The Ferrari driver looked competitive on the opening weekend at the Circuit of the Americas as he beat his rivals to pole position in the race. But the Grand Prix itself would be more difficult as Leclerc was the only driver to finish the race with a one-stop strategy. This dropped him to sixth at the checkered flag, although his day was marred by a post-race inspection disqualifying him from the results for excessive rear skid wear. Leclerc toothache
However, a difficult Sunday was not the only difficulty Leclerc faced as he suffered a toothache during the event.
The Monégasque leader took painkillers to ease the discomfort but insisted it did not affect his driving. “I’ve been in really big pains since Thursday,” he told media outlets, For some reason, it was actually quite good, because I took painkillers before the competition. “I had times that were more intense, so the desire was less, but nothing that affected me in the car, so that’s good.
I had like a tooth infection in what I think is a wisdom tooth. – I was really sore on Thursday and Friday, then it calmed down. [During the race] everything was good.”