Once again, Charles Leclerc managed to drive an amazing lap in his Ferrari and won the fourth position in the qualifications at the British Grand Prix. This means that in today's sprint qualifiers, they will start from the second row.
Charles Leclerc's fastest lap in the final qualifying round was nowhere near the top three, but the most important thing for him was to beat McLaren's rivals. The bonus is a better placement than Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull because the Mexican's time for the last fast lap was annulled due to non-compliance with the boundaries of the track.
Fourth place in the Leclerc qualifiers is the best result after winning pole positions at street races in Monte Carlo and Baku. Of course, he had to be satisfied with this result. "I am just happy. These were awkward qualifiers because we had so little time to prepare before them.
We did a good job, used the potential of the car to the maximum and yes, we have an exciting weekend." "We have this sprint race ahead of us, I don't really know how to approach it, but we will simply try to do the best possible race, ”Charles commented on Friday night.
At the start of the sprint race, Leclerc will share the second row with Valtteri Bottas, followed by Sergio Perez and Lando Norris. The second Ferrari is only in ninth place because Carlos Sainz failed to drive the lap at Leclerc level.
However, it should be emphasized that the differences were extremely small and the Spaniard was less than two tenths of a second behind his teammate. In the short sprint race on Saturday at 17:30, their goal will be to achieve the best possible placement, according to which the starting order for Sunday's main race will be agreed.
On his expectations, Leclerc says: “Let’s wait for it to go, I don’t like to talk in advance. We’ll see what happens on Saturday, we’re all going into the unknown. We have another free practice for better preparation before the sprint race, and then we will see what we can do.
” Most F1 fans are impatient and can't wait for the race which will be something completely new. It will be interesting to see how F1 drivers will cope in the new situation, and whether they will be able to show their full potential. Still, all eyes will be mostly on Hamilton and Verstappen