“It’s a shame to finish in the wall”– Charles Leclerc not delighted with how qualifying finished despite claiming pole start for Sunday.
Charles Leclerc stood on the pole position after the Monaco Grand Prix’s qualifying Ferrari an ideal chance for their first podium or even win of the season, as Carlos Sainz is also not far behind, and start from the second row.
It would be sporadic when a crash in Formula 1 would turn out to be beneficial for oneself; in Leclerc’s case, it turned out to be that only for the Monegasque.
Max Verstappen was on his final flying lap and had his eyes on the P1, but Leclerc was a few turns ahead of him, and this crash instantly flared red flags.
Hence, putting a full stop to Verstappen’s hustle and gifting Leclerc the ideal start position in Monaco. Though, Leclerc’s teammate Carlos Sainz also became a victim.
Sainz has an excellent record at Monaco, and he was also running for the pole position and picking up better numbers than Leclerc on his final flying lap. However, Leclerc is apparently not proud of his act.
“It’s a shame to finish in the wall, and it doesn’t feel the same. But at the same time, I’m pleased about my first timed lap. It’s a big surprise for everyone to be on the pole for the race,” said Leclerc.
Mercedes lagged behind
Meanwhile, it was awaited how Mercedes would perform in Monaco this year, but they struggled with the rear-end, especially Lewis Hamilton, who finished P7.
On the other hand, Max Verstappen looked extremely good with his car and might be able to clear a significant amount of deficit if Hamilton doesn’t end on the podium on Sunday. Things in F1 are just spicing up for good ahead of the rest of the season.