Another poor performance for Ferrari, with both Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel out of the points. The monegasque reached Q3 on Saturday and managed to qualify 9th, but because of a 3 places grid penalty, he started the race from the 12th spot on the grid wearing mediums. He just pitted after 22 laps to wear the hard and go until the chequered flag. Unfortunately, the SF1000 wasn't fast enough and Leclerc could only fight in the back of the grid with his team mate and the Alfa Romeo.
Apart from the result, this has been an emotional race for the Prancing Horse, as the whole team say goodbye to the man who started his journey in Maranello six years ago. Sebastian Vettel just disputed his last race with Ferrari, and Leclerc honoured him with his helmet, that they swapped at the end of the race.
“Today, we just weren’t quick enough. We struggled to overtake and were not very good in low speed corners. So we tried something different with our strategy to put ourselves in a better position. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out" admitted the monegasque.
"It has been a difficult season for us and it’s a shame to end it like this. All the same, we have made some progress over the past few races, and hopefully we can continue doing so over the winter to come back stronger next year.
"I want to thank Seb for everything he has given to the team - he added - he is an amazing person and a fantastic driver. He pushed me to perform better and to improve. It’s been great to have him on the other side of the garage for the past two years and I wish him all the best for the future. I am also happy that Carlos is joining the team next year. He is very quick, solid, and consistent as a driver. It’s going to be a big challenge for me and I’m already looking forward to it”.