Another mistake for Charles Leclerc, who after the crash in Monte Carlo that cost him the race damaged in free practice on Friday in Azerbaijan his Ferrari at the end of the session, after having lost control of his car in Turn 15.
The driver from the Principality commented on his mistake as follows: “Today’s bang? I felt very comfortable, perhaps too comfortable so I pushed too hard at turn 15. Free practice is for this in the end. I tried to get to the limit, I was on a good lap. We’ll see tomorrow”.
Leclerc is very satisfied with how he is on the car: “It certainly went better than expected, but these are only the first two free practices. The step looks promising. We will continue to work overnight hoping to be competitive tomorrow too ”.
Thus the sports director of the Maranello team Laurent Mekies: “Does the Leclerc mistake undermine your confidence? It doesn’t have to be that way. He had a very good session. That kind of thing happens, look for the limit and we want you to keep looking for the limit. We don’t want to influence him from Munich or from what happened two years ago here. He is here for this. To search for the car’s limit. We are confident that this will help him to be at his best in qualifying ”.
Friday’s balance is positive: “We shot more discharges this afternoon and the pilots adapted well. Charles and Carlos proved to be very smart and responsive on this type of city track. The team is as concentrated as it was in Munich. The overall result is different due to the long straights ”.
OMNISPORT | 05-06-2021 00:01