Ferrari F1 news: Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc both went out in Q2 in a disastrous qualifying at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Ferrari have been poor all season, but today touched new lows this season for the legendary F1 outfit. After struggling in all the Free Practice Sessions, both Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel failed to make it to Q3. Leclerc and Vettel will start in the seventh row grid at tomorrow’s race.
Sebastian Vettel was clearly unimpressed, as has been the case all season. The four-time world champion has not been on the podium even once, in 6 races. He called out his Ferrari team, sarcastically commenting that is what is Ferrari is all about these days. It remains to be seen how Mattia Binotto and co. react to this.
“Well, it is the true picture.”
“It’s what the car can do around here today. Obviously we tried everything we can and a lot of effort went in from last night to today, trying to make things better. I think we did a little bit. But obviously we’re not where we want to be, but that’s not the first race and the first qualifying where that’s the case.”
“We tried to do our best. I think it’s obviously the car that we have and the car that we know now for the whole season so far. So it’s not a surprise today.”
— Sebastian Vettel #5 (@sebvettelnews) August 29, 2020
Charles Leclerc clueless about Ferrari’s misfortunes
Vettel’s teammate Charles Leclerc expressed sadness at today’s performance, and of the season in entirety. He had words of encouragement to follow, with hope of fighting adversity to reach the stars, yet again. Ferrari last won the World’s Constructors Championship in 2008, when Kimi Raikkonen led the show. This is what Leclerc had to say:
“To be honest, it’s very difficult to find an explanation.”
“Yeah, it’s a big step back. We need to try and find the main issue to try and address it. I think everyone in the team needs to keep their heads up, even though it’s very difficult in tough times like this. I can also understand the fans at home that are very disappointed. It’s understandable. But yet, us drivers all try to make the best race possible tomorrow, even though we can’t expect any miracles.”