Leclerc frustrated after qualifying: 'That made it even more annoying'

26-09-2020 15:37
by Matt Gretton
F1 News
Leclerc frustrated after qualifying: 'That made it even more annoying'

Ferrari's troubled season continues. In Q2, Sebastian Vettel crashed his SF1000 after getting into a spin. Charles Leclerc narrowly avoided his teammate but missed out on Q3.

While Vettel rolled back onto the track with debris after hitting the wall, Charles Leclerc just turned the corner. The Monegasque just avoided his teammate but does hit part of Vettel's loose front wing. “Yes, it was really close, but luckily I managed to avoid Sebastian. That was good, but missing Q3 was frustrating," says Leclerc in front of the Ziggo Sport camera.

“I really thought we had the potential to make it to Q3 today, but we couldn't show that. I got a message that I had no margin left with time, so I had to push in the outlap and started my fast lap right behind Daniil Kvyat. Unfortunately, we had a little more margin and we did not choose that. So we definitely have to improve something there ”, says the frustrated driver.

Competitive SF1000

“The speed was there to make it to Q3, but I've been struggling all weekend. I haven't been driving very well yet, to be honest. In qualifying, I finally got into the rhythm a bit and I was also quite competitive. That also makes it a bit more frustrating, but the race is tomorrow and then the points will be divided, so I will give everything ”, concludes the man from Monaco.

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