Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel ‘not surprised’ by team’s struggles
Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel admitted Saturday that Ferrari are not going to make a lot impact in Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix and face a difficult race.
Leclerc, who completed 3rd in ultimate Sunday’s British Grand Prix on the similar Silverstone monitor, mentioned his 8th place at the grid after Saturday’s qualifying was once a real indication of Ferrari’s attainable.
“No, I’m really not stunned,” he mentioned. “I believe it is a extra real looking image for us, of the place we’re, to be fair. Now we have been suffering with the softer tyres.
“We appear to be extra competitive on them and we do not even organize to complete a complete lap in Q3 with the comfortable tyres.”
The Monegasque mentioned he’s ready for an overly difficult race on Sunday.
“It’s going to be an overly tough race,” he mentioned. “It is onerous to complete the qualifying lap and it’ll be very tough to stay alongside of the others within the race.
“However we stay positive. I can check out my easiest and notice the place we finally end up.”
4-time global champion Vettel, in his ultimate season with Ferrari, certified 12th, however received a spot due to a grid penalty for Renault’s Esteban Ocon.
“I am at all times positive,” he mentioned. “I attempt to reset myself up to I will be able to so I am hoping for a greater day day after today, however I believe since ultimate week we are just about the place we are actually.
“We attempted numerous issues, however we were not ready to make a step ahead.”