- Darius Szymczak
Charles Leclerc finished Friday’s practice ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix in second place. The Ferrari driver, however, was less confident behind the wheel, but believes Saturday’s qualifying should be better.
The morning session was not the same for the Monegasque. The host of the seventh round of the F1 world championship finished fifth, which he believed was due to the fact that the car was not set up well for his needs. During the afternoon session, when the soft tires came into use, the SF-23 did better, but there is still a margin to be closed in Saturday’s time trial:
“It was a bit of a difficult day because the car didn’t behave as it should. So we need to take a good look at my car set-up and then work on that to make sure I have the right feeling tomorrow.” Leclerc said.
“The feeling of the car was not too bad in FP1, maybe a little bit rough … in FP2 it was better, but there were a few unexpected things about my car so we will be working on them. a little bit tonight.”.
The much-loved player admitted that he feels privileged to please the people of Monaco with a good result in the race, but names rivals who look just as good on the winding streets of greatness:
“Aston Martin and Red Bull also seem to be very fast, so there is still a step to be taken.” But I will give my best, qualification is everything here. There has been a lot of talk about my last race, but qualifying has been one of my strengths, so I’m not worried, I’ll go out and see what happens.”.