Charles Leclerc comments on Azerbaijan GP Qualifying crash as the Ferrari driver caused a massive issue for Ferrari
Charles Leclerc was terribly sorry after crashing his Ferrari into the barrier in the castle section. The Ferrari driver locked up going into that tricky turn, before crashing in almost the same place where Kubica had crashed during Q1.
With Ferrari being fastest in free practice leading up to qualifying, everyone expected a front row lockout for the Italian team, largely due to the long straight here in Baku.
However, those dreams were shattered to bits when Leclerc crashed into the wall, thereby bowing out in Q2. In a twitter post after the crash, a frustrated Leclerc accepted his mistake, admitting that he needed to do a better job with the car, especially when it mattered most.
Charles Leclerc comments on Azerbaijan GP crash
“No excuses. I’ve been useless. I will push to have a better tomorrow. Sorry to all the people supporting us and even more to the whole team that deserved so much better.” Leclerc said on Twitter.
No excuses. I’ve been useless. I will push to have a better tomorrow.
Sorry to all the people supporting us and even more to the whole team that deserved so much better.
📸: @motorsportpics1 pic.twitter.com/F8rDEr2L0A
— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) April 27, 2019
In qualifying in Azerbaijan, Bottas clinched pole thanks to a sensational final lap in Q3, edging out his teammate with some brilliant use of the tow.
Sebastian Vettel had to settle for Q3, despite Ferrari apparently having a pace advantage. Maybe the track temperature changing after those two crashes contributed to Ferrari’s downfall, we’ll never know.
Ferrari have a massive task on their hands for raceday and could pose a massive challenge, as they do have a good enough advantage on that long, long Baku straight.