An understandably disgruntled Charles Leclerc has implored the Scuderia Ferrari to understand what is going wrong with the car after finishing outside of the point-taking places for the third time this season with a p11 finish in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, June 4.
Leclerc’s struggles with the rear of his car lead him to being knocked out of Q1 for the first time since the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix.
Ferrari’s subsequent changes to the rear of the car saw them start the race from the pit lane, but this did not provide a marked improvement, as Leclerc finished the race in 12th, only rising to 11th place after AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda was given a five-second penalty.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the race, a frustrated Leclerc said: “I don’t understand what we are doing wrong, but we are doing something wrong.
“I went from the first hard to a second hard in the last stint, did exactly the same thing and the car is behaving in a completely different way.
“I had a rear that was super loose and super strange, we will analyse all of this at the factory, which has not been done yet.
“(Sunday) was mostly the front where the issue was, so the limitations were completely different. The feeling was a little bit better today, on the second and third stint was quite a bit better. The first stint was really bad, but I think that was tyre related.”
Hopefully the Scuderia will have figured their way out of this particular predicament by the time the Canadian Grand Prix rolls around, on Sunday, June 18.
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