Juventus faced a frustrating home defeat against Benfica Lisbon despite leading the game in early stages with Arek Milik's 4th minute goal.
Leclerc is 80 points behind the defending champion Max Verstappen in the championship.
With a difference of 80 points, the Monegasque F1 racer is second only to Red Bull's Max Verstappen in the championship leaderboard.
After crashing out from the race, Leclerc trailed to Verstappen in the F1 title race with 233 points to 170.
Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell both finished on the podium P2 and P3.
Max Verstappen clinched his seventh win of the 2022 F1 season at the French Grand Prix.
The 27-year-old hoped that Leclerc would continue his dominance at French GP 2022 on Sunday.
The final lap witnessed Leclerc finishing the race in 1m 30.872s, keeping Red Bull’s Verstappen behind by 0.304s.
Notably, Sainz has already used his maximum allowance of internal combustion engines, turbochargers and MGU-Hs.
Charles Leclerc is now at the second place in the standings ahead of Red Bulls' Sergio Perez.
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