“It Was a Disaster”- Charles Leclerc at a Loss Following Depressing Turkish GP Qualifying

Published 11/15/2020, 2:38 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel had a forgettable qualifying session. The Ferrari woes continue as both their drivers were knocked out in Qualifying 2 at Istanbul Park.

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Charles Leclerc in his Ferrari seemed very competitive throughout the practice session. The Monegasque was consistently in the top after 3 practice sessions.

Charles Leclerc was at a loss for words after a frustrating qualifying session at the Turkish Grand Prix. He told Sky Sports, “It was a disaster. I couldn’t stay on track.”

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A disappointing session for Charles Leclerc

It was a stunning qualifying session for Racing Point and Max Verstappen as they locked out the Top-3 spots on the grid. Lance Stroll conjured a dream lap to secure his career’s first pole position.

The SF1000 started facing difficulties during the qualifying session with rain pouring down. Both Ferrari drivers were eliminated in Q2, and Charles Leclerc was in disbelief at the result.

“I have no explanation. I’m usually optimistic, but this time I don’t really understand what happened,” clarified Charles Leclerc.

The Monegasque is aware that there is a lot of work to be done for a better result at the race. He said, “I wasn’t perfect, but there are too many gaps. We have to work and understand why we struggle with the full wets. The gap is too great.”

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 14, 2020 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Ozan Kose

Leclerc is hoping for a wet race tomorrow. He said, “We were struggling in the rain, and being so far off the pace is really not good. I’m hoping for a dry race tomorrow.”

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Charles Leclerc is currently standing at P5 with 85 points under his belt. He is currently fighting against Daniel Ricciardo and Sergio Perez for the ‘best of the rest’ title.

Leclerc starts at P12 tomorrow and will have a tough time defending his position on the table. Sergio Perez is just 2 points behind the Ferrari driver and starts at his career-best P3 tomorrow.

Ferrari also struggled under the rain in Austria as well. It seems like the SF1000 is having an exceptionally troublesome time under heavy clouds. The weather forecast for the race does not seem to paint a better picture for the Maranello-based outfit.

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It looks like Ferrari is going to have yet another frustrating race this Sunday.

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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