Max Verstappen's championship lead is good motivation, insists Charles Leclerc

Red Bull has won the last six races in a row, with Verstappen taking five victories and his teammate Sergio Perez, 

who is second in the championship and three points ahead of Leclerc, taking one. 

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc says he is not worried about Max Verstappen's 49-point lead over him in the championship after nine races.

Leclerc started the season with two wins in three races and at one point held a 

46 point lead over Verstappen, who suffered two retirements in the opening three races of 2022. 

However, the pendulum has swung the other way in recent races after reliability issues in Spain and 

Azerbaijan forced Leclerc to retire, a strategy mistake in Monaco cost him victory and an engine penalty in 

Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix saw him start from the back of the grid. Leclerc has dropped 68 points to hi

main rival in the last four rounds, but asked if he was concerned by Verstappen's increasing championship lead, the Ferrari driver said