Fresh off his leading performance in Bahrain, Leclerc trailed Vettel in all three practice sessions before qualifying fourth on the grid, 0.017s back from his German team mate.
Leclerc said: ldquo;I’m annoyed now, with myself. I have done a mistake in the previous lap and that I shouldn’t have done .”
He included: “I’m [disappointed] because I believe the capacity to be in high three was there now. I’d some mistakes in Flip 12/13 in my own lap, ” I proceeded wide, took a lot of understeer.
“therefore yeah, over all there has been potential to do but the lifetime of it, it’s like this. ”
“that I fought together with the driving, the vehicle and I struggled and I struggled to locate the car set-up right, so it wasn’t easy.
“in qualy we did some changes Afterward coming, I believe the driving was changed by me and has been a lot better.
“Maybe not enough to be in the front of the Mercedes or at their degree but at least we got closer and myself I presume there is a bit more potential, therefore [around ] this I’m disappointed, but over all it’s a positive moment. ”
“” I presume Valtteri [Bottas] was quick . LeWIS [Hamilton] I believed struggled a bit with the vehicle.
“Thus, no, it is not such a surprise, but I believe it was a surprise to see LeWIS than watching these both quick, struggling at no training we hoped that. ”
Leclerc’s post-qualifying radio
Come on, Charles!
Ferrari: Spots, Bottas P1, Hamilton P2, Sebastian P3 and your self P4. Sebastian laptime [1m]31.84[s], and your self [1m]31.86[s].
F**k. F***seems dumb. F***ing dumb. What’s the rod lap?
31.54. Stay [below the most in-lap period ], stay negative.
Ferrari: It was a fantastic recovery, okay? From FP3 and all the difficulties –
Maybe not good . Maybe not good enough on my side personally, in my experience. Car was fine. I should’ve done , that is it.
Ferrari: Tomorrow it is the race.
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