It was not at all obvious, yet Charles Leclerc managed to keep fourth place after the Sprint Qualifying. Also thanks to Fernando Alonso, who was a ‘stopper’ for the McLarens, but the Monegasque found an excellent pace at the wheel of his Ferrari, to the point of staying two seconds behind Valtteri Bottas for a long time despite the fact that the Red certainly had less potential than the Mercedes. And despite some uncertainty in the pace shown with the averages in PL2.
Great Britain GP 2021, Sprint Qualification: order of arrival
These are the words of Leclerc after the Sprint Qualification: “It wasn’t bad. The step was there, it was also very good. This is good. We need to realize tomorrow in the race. Surprised? Yes, but also last year we were strong on this track. We must continue like this“, He told Sky Sport F1. “We do something good here, for sure, because the pace was excellent, better than what we have seen this season in the race. This is certainly a very positive fact. But tomorrow there will be many other things at stake. Podium? If we get a good start tomorrow, everything is possible. Then overtaking the three cars in front on the track is a bit optimistic, but that’s how it has to be seen. I will give it all“.