Losail Saturday was bittersweet for la Ferrari. The Maranello Scuderia took a good seventh position on the grid with Carlos Sainz – strategically favored for tomorrow by the fact that he managed to overcome the Q2 cut with soft tires – but at the same time the other red of Charles Leclerc she fell to 13th place, being sensationally eliminated during the central qualifying round. The Monegasque, usually always ready to admit his driving mistakes, appeared perplexed in the interviews, stressing that he did not understand the reason for such a large gap from his box mate.
The analyzes conducted by Ferrari on his SF21 proved him right. In fact, Ferrari found one on Leclerc’s car frame injury, probably due to a too ‘energetic’ passage on the curbs by the # 16 during his first timed lap in Q1. This will involve a replacement of the entire chassis of the car of the native of the Principality. An operation that is not simple and anything but quick. It is no coincidence that, in an official press release, the redhead stressed that – if the operations are completed within the time frame provided for by the regulation – Leclerc will regularly start from the grid. Conversely, however, for the Ferrari driver it will be necessary to start the Qatar GP from the pit lane.
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