Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc says neither he nor his Italian F1 team are sure what happened to his SF21 saying the issue was not related to his gearbox.
Leclerc who failed to make it to the grid after suffering a car failure says he does not know what happened to his car claiming the team thoroughly checked the car in the lead up to the Monaco Grand Prix. While many suspected it was a gearbox issue, the Monegasque driver has confirmed that was not the case.
"As soon as I felt the issue I said, I think there's a problem with the gearbox, but actually, it's not coming from the gearbox," Leclerc told Sky Sports.
"It seems like it's something else. We need to check still obviously, though I'm pretty sure it's correlated with my crash yesterday. I've understood that it's coming from the real left but I don't know what exactly."
Leclerc also detailed how bitterly disappointed everyone was, including himself.
"I have to be very honest and say that I am very sad," Leclerc explained.
"It was very painful to see that we couldn't start again, it hurts the mechanics a lot because they worked very hard and were really confident. The problem is also not in the gearbox but on the left side of the car, we don't know exactly what it is yet.
"But we need at least a few days to recover from this blow."
The Monegasque also did state that he had no regrets stating it was his approach to the track which gave him pole to begin with.
"I made a mistake yesterday, but I was on pole precisely because I took the risks," Leclerc said.
"I was fastest because I pushed so hard, but I went over the limit but that's what happens at Monaco. I had to push because Bottas and Verstappen were also very fast."