Scuderia Ferrari isn’t favourites of the Hungarian Grand Prix this time. Q1 was a real disaster for Charles Leclerc, who crashed the car into the barriers on the outside of the final corner. However, despite the driver’s mistake Ferrari cars had some technical issues during whole weekend.
The team has quite similar problems in the last two races, namely work with tyres and speed in the corners. Right after the session the Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel said that his car hadn’t downforce, that’s why he couldn’t managed to get better results. Talking about upcoming race the driver noted that hot conditions will help them tomorrow.
"In fact, it will be a very difficult race in terms of tyre management and given the characteristics of our car, it would suit us to see high temperatures tomorrow, because we would then be able to put our competitors under pressure. If that’s not the case, then it will be a one stop race and it’s less likely that we can be in with a chance. Overtaking is difficult here, but not impossible, so let’s wait and see how things go tomorrow."
After the error in Q1 Charles returned to the garage where mechanics managed to fix the damages, so the driver was able to continue the session. However, as a result is was only P4.
"On the one hand, I am happy with my lap in Q3. On the other, the mistake I made in Q1 was unnecessary and I will make sure that it doesn’t happen again. The team did a great job to get the car back in shape for us to go out in Q2. I believe that we got the best result we could today. So far this weekend, we have been lacking grip. Our competitors are strong, especially in the corners, and it will be a difficult race for us tomorrow," - Charles said.
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