Vettel hints at vehicle issues after ‘very poor’ British GP

Concerned Vettel feels for ailing Ferrari

Charles Leclerc acknowledges that Scuderia Ferrari may have to sacrifice some of their Qualifying pace if they are to be strong during Sunday's British Grand Prix.

He had further problems in qualifying before struggling to find a good pace in qualifying before his final lap was deleted for running wide at Copse, placing him in 10th.

'I don't want to accuse anyone of bad intentions, ' he told Channel 4, 'From my side it was not ideal today. As I said, I am relatively confident that tomorrow will be better. "People around me were faster than me, I got overtaken". I mean, I struggled a little bit to get into the groove and into the rhythm, which around here is important.

"A little bit (worried about race pace), but we changed the vehicle a little bit from yesterday - I don't think it affected it much for qualifying, looking at the result, but hopefully that will improve the race pace".

"But certainly, if I struggled for so many laps in the race, and it was from the beginning to the end, then there's something that probably doesn't stack up".


"We've taken quite a radical approach with our downforce level, so it seems to pay off in quali, but it doesn't in the race, so we need to analyse the data, and see what we'll have to do tomorrow. Let alone what someone like Vettel could do with a vehicle like that", Berger says to Sportbuzzer.de.

Speaking about the challenges the wind caused while tackling the track, Leclerc said: "First of all it is very challenging in a Formula 1 vehicle without wind already because Maggots and Becketts - it's insane how quick that is".

'I thought that other than that, the first weekend was trouble, the second weekend didn't really happen.

"Now we need to have a look why and obviously we have the next weekend so we can try and do better". "So it's been a bit of a rough start, but you know, there's not much choice". "The vehicle was not too bad, but it didn't fit me today". "I'm very, very happy with the job we've all done".

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