A small step forward was expected from Friday thanks to the aerodynamic updates introduced after the first race weekend, but the results still speak of a Ferrari rather in difficulty especially on the dry ride. Charles Leclerc he was the best among the Ferrari drivers, closing the second free practice in ninth position more than a second after Max Verstappen’s performance.
A result that is certainly not satisfactory for the Maranello team, especially in relation to the concrete risk of not being able to play the qualifying because of the downpours that should hit the Red Bull Ring.
“It was certainly a difficult day, but we managed to find positive solutions especially with a full tank. We are confident of having something more on the race pace – said Leclerc – Let’s see what will happen tomorrow, it will depend a lot on the weather if we manage to qualify or not. We have to develop the new aerodynamic package that the team has created for this race and continue to work to bring out the full potential of the car “.
“We cannot deny that we are struggling from the point of view of the maximum speed. We have seen how much effort we made in overtaking last week, but we are trying to do our best on what we have, hoping to be able to change things in the next races “ concluded the Monegasque.