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Charles Leclerc

Video: Incredible helmet cam shows how close Leclerc came to Verstappen

Charles Leclerc was in hot pursuit of Max Verstappen during the final laps of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, after the Dutchman had found a way past him on Lap 46 of 50. New footage released has given a closer insight into the battle.

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Charles Leclerc congratulated Max Verstappen following the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, after his old karting rival got the better of him with a late move for the lead.

The race-deciding overtake came on Lap 46 of the 50-lap event, and was completed following a nail-biting fight between the Red Bull and Ferrari cars.

But with four laps still to go, Leclerc was able to remain right on the tail of Verstappen all the way to the line, taking the flag just half a second later.

As he followed closely, the Monegasque driver clocked the fastest lap of the race, a 1:31.634, and now helmet cam footage has allowed fans the chance to get an even closer view as Leclerc tried to hunt down Verstappen.

The video shows just how tight and twisting Jeddah's high-speed Corniche Circuit is as the drivers battle it out under the lights.

However, just as Leclerc claws his way closer to the leading Red Bull, the yellow flags flash on the pit straight, preventing him from making a move heading into the final lap.

Watch the video below as Leclerc closes in on Verstappen...

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F1 Podcast: Can anyone stop the Verstappen/Leclerc show?

RacingNews365.com F1 journalists Dieter Rencken, Mike Seymour, and Thomas Maher look back over the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix in Jeddah, which was won in dramatic fashion by Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

F1 2022 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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