Again contrasting moods in the box Ferrari after the official tests of Eifel Grand Prix, on the route of Nurburgring. Charles Leclerc thanks to an amazing last lap he managed to surprise the second row, behind the two impregnable ones Mercedes and alongside Verstappen. The updates, according to the Monegasque, have paid off.
“I’m happy, we didn’t expect such a result. We have brought a novelty that is not so significant, but it has given some evident positive feedback and this means that we are on the right track and it is very positive. In small steps we will go back to where we want to be. Obviously, not competing in FP1 and FP2 was an advantage for us and in terms of balance we immediately started on the right foot ”.
For the race Leclerc does not exclude anything: “I hope the side I will start from is not too dirty, because with a good start, everything is possible. We don’t have data with a full tank of petrol, we’ll see how the race goes, meanwhile I’m very happy with today’s result, with low temperatures we usually struggle, today it wasn’t like that ”.
A completely different mood Sebastian Vettel, which will start from eleventh place: the German was eliminated in Q2 for the seventh time this year, and watched his team mate return to the second row after a long time.
“Definitely with the car I have I can’t do more. We will start from 11th position and we will try to get the maximum possible from that position. Maybe it will be an advantage to start with a compound other than soft. We’ll see what we can do tomorrow ”.
However, there are also positive notes: “The car did not perform badly here. We have maximum downforce and we know it’s a little bit better for us in this downforce trim specification. The last time we had a load like this was in Hungary and we should be going a bit stronger this weekend. It is a pity that I was unable to capitalize to the maximum “.
OMNISPORT | 10-10-2020 17:25