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PALMER: How Leclerc pulled off his brilliant last-lap lunge on Perez for P2 in Las Vegas

Former F1 Driver

Jolyon Palmer
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Las Vegas, NV - November 18: Charles Leclerc, right, leads Sergio Perez, left, as they make the

Charles Leclerc’s race craft was superb in Las Vegas. He overtook the Red Bulls three times in the Grand Prix and his last gasp move on Sergio Perez was particularly impressive, earning him a well deserved second place.

What made Leclerc so threatening in race trim was his ability on the brakes. He had already demonstrated what he could do on Lap 35, out-braking Perez for the lead from a couple of car lengths back at Turn 14. It was a move that seemed to catch the Mexican driver by surprise.

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