Leclerc believes that deleted time was the fastest of all

16-04-2021 20:17 | Updated: 16-04-2021 21:23
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Leclerc believes that deleted time was the fastest of all

Charles Leclerc crashed into the wall in the final stages of the second free practice session. Up until that point, Friday had been a smooth ride for the Monegasque and the crash suggests he was pushing the limit. The Ferrari driver believes he could have been the fastest of the day.

"This was definitely a good day," he said in his recap on Ferrari's website. "Despite the time lost in the first session and the incident just at the end of the second one. The car is quick, the balance is good and I felt at ease immediately. Of course, it’s only tomorrow that we will find out the pecking order, because maybe someone hasn’t shown their full potential."

Verstappen and Leclerc can both be faster

Of course, he is indirectly referring to Max Verstappen, who was sidelined early on in the second free practice session due to a broken drive shaft. Leclerc however could have been a lot faster himself. His crash at the end of his longrun shows that he was pushing the limit, and he was already doing so on the soft tyre.

"I was pleased with my quick lap: the time that was cancelled because of a couple of centimetres would have been quickest overall and even over a long run I think we have found a good balance. The track is really great and I can’t wait to get back in the car tomorrow for qualifying, when I think a good result can be within our grasp."

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