“I don’t know what happened; it is a sin, the third place was reached, even if the profit margin was little. I’m happy with the first attempt, for the second it is a great sin”. Charles Leclerc says of his performance in qualifying at the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi 2019 of Formula 1, in which, he has taken the fourth time. Leclerc has not caught the last attempt in Q3 because he took the flag.
Thanks to the penalty imposed on Bottas, Leclerc will take the start of the race in the second row. Mount the yellow, having obtained the time in Q2 with this compound. Leclerc explains this choice, proposed by him and approved by a wall of Red: “I did a run with the soft, I felt good with the car and so I decided to try with the medium. I did that, and I am very happy”.
The objectives for tomorrow, Leclerc has clear ideas, because there is still in contention for a placement for him important in the standings. “Success is within reach,” explains Leclerc – we will give everything at the start, also why point to the third place in the league, I should win for that. The race pace with the hard is good; with the medium I don’t know, but with a good start everything is possible”.
Sebastian Vettel, author of the fifth lap in Q3, he explains what happened to his team mate: “We were in the queue at the group to get the track the best you can and look for a good result, unfortunately it went badly for Charles”. Vettel will start next to Leclerc in the second row, taking advantage of the performance of C5 at the start. The option is more sensible, according to Vettel: “I Think red is the right choice, I don’t think the yellow are better. We’ll see how things go tomorrow.”
Unlike Leclerc, Vettel is not optimistic about the possibilities of doing well in the race. “It will be difficult for us; we are rather fast in the slow corners and medium-sized. The third sector is the worst for us, the tires give way, we have less grip and we lose a lot. It is not the maximum, but tomorrow we will fight for the best possible result.” Appointment at 14.10 the Italian of tomorrow, then, to find out how you will result the Red under the spotlights of Yas Marina.