For Ferrari, the time trial training for the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix came to an end after forcing the medium tires in a somewhat incomprehensible way in the hope of a more favorable strategy. Charles Leclerc also took a risky move, but at least he paid off: Monaco could start from the fourth starting cube, which is very upscale with the SF1000.
“I’m really happy with fourth place and being able to start on medium tires. Though I have bad memories of this track, I don’t even feel really confident. However, the car was good today, even though the Q3 was a bit tricky, but I managed to put my nails together. That made the difference, ”he summed up in Monaco.
“I had a good time in the car. It hasn’t been easier to drive, but we’re better in terms of performance, and that’s what we’re still basing ourselves on, ”Leclerc said, laughing at the question of whether he could fight for the podium on Sunday’s race,“ A little optimistic thought, but we’ll try . A 4-5. place sounds more realistic. ”
However, this is exactly what Sebastian Vettel lost, the four-time world champion behind Williamses George Russell, finishing only in 15th place. The German is puzzled as to why he is so behind his teammate and why his laps are so slow.