Charles Leclerc once again made the most of a blend of talent and horse power to put himself and Sauber among the top ten on Sunday’s British Grand Prix grid.
In a challenging hot session that required keeping the tyres in the right operating window and extracting the most of the well-balanced Ferrari-powered C37, Leclerc built on his FP3 performance to clock in P9 at the end of Q3, hot on the heels of Haas’ duo just ahead.
“FP3 went extremely well this morning, we thought we could beat Haas but they brought something more here in quali and we couldn’t get them,” said the Monegasque beaming with joy.
“But at the end P9 and another Q3, so it feels amazing. This is great for the entire team, and it was a strong team effort.”
As usual, points won’t come easily in the race, but Leclerc knows what he’s up against and ambitions to score a fourth consecutive top-ten finish and his sixth in seven races.
“Now, we must focus on the race, and continue working the same way to have a good finish tomorrow,” he said.
“It’s going to be difficult, the track is very aggressive on tyres so I guess there will be quite a lot of management, but we’ll try to make the best out of it and hopefully gain some points.
“Thank you to the team for today, and I look forward to being back in the car tomorrow.”
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