Charles Leclerc crashed at Turn Seven within the closing phases of Q3 on the Miami GP having hit limitations at similar nook in apply; Leclerc to begin Sunday’s race from seventh; watch Miami GP stay on Sky Sports F1 at 8:30pm Sunday
Last Updated: 07/05/23 12:30am
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc displays on a disappointing qualifying session after he crashed into the limitations on the Miami Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc admits his crash in Miami GP Qualifying was “unacceptable” after additionally hitting the limitations in the identical place throughout Friday apply.
Leclerc was pitched right into a high-speed spin after dropping management of his Ferrari at Turn Seven throughout his ultimate Q3 run. The crash introduced out the purple flag and prevented anybody else getting in a second lap as Sergio Perez took pole.
It was a case of déjà vu for Leclerc after his Friday apply had been curtailed by a crash by means of the identical nook.
Charles Leclerc had an enormous crash in his Ferrari in the direction of the tip of Q3, bringing out the purple flag and within the course of handing pole to Red Bull’s Sergio Perez.
Having additionally made an error on his first Q3 run, Leclerc will begin seventh on Sunday and he couldn’t disguise his anger at himself afterwards.
“More than the observe, I feel what’s unacceptable is doing twice the identical mistake in the identical nook. I’m actually upset with myself,” Leclerc instructed Sky Sports F1.
“You can all the time discover excuses in these conditions, the wind was actually robust, it was actually difficult, the arrange of the automotive was actually difficult additionally however I put myself on this situation. I wished this arrange and I knew it could be difficult, however I believed I’d have the ability to extract the utmost out the automotive in Q3, which is generally one among my robust factors.
“I do know that I’m additionally taking extra dangers than others in Q3, which is why more often than not why I’m doing good Q3s however that is an excessive amount of.
“Very upset with myself, I did the identical mistake yesterday and this should not occur.”
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc had a heavy collision with the wall as a purple flag was introduced out throughout P2.
Asked if he was placing an excessive amount of stress on himself in Q3 classes, Leclerc replied: “I do not assume so. It’s paying off more often than not, however this weekend I did an excessive amount of and I can not disguise my disappointment.”
There is the opportunity of rain affecting Sunday’s race, and Leclerc says his preliminary focus is simply on staying out of bother.
“Now wanting ahead to tomorrow we’re beginning seventh, climate seems to be fairly difficult so hopefully we’ll have a clear race and have the ability to come again to the entrance,” he mentioned.
“The Astons look robust in race tempo so I do not know precisely the place we’re going to be, a podium can be a very good end tomorrow contemplating our race tempo.”
Anthony Davidson was on the SkyPad to analyse how Charles Leclerc may have prevented crashing his Ferrari within the ultimate a part of qualifying.
Brundle: Leclerc doing numerous harm at key instances
As properly as his crash on Friday, Leclerc ended up within the limitations of the Sprint Shootout ultimately weekend’s Azerbaijan GP when attempting to enhance his SQ3 time.
High-profile crashes have littered Leclerc’s F1 profession, and Sky Sports F1’s Martin Brundle thinks the 25-year-old is simply too typically pushing past his limits.
“Leclerc was simply completely lit up by means of there, too onerous. We see that rather a lot with Charles, he does not appear to fairly know the place the restrict is,” Brundle mentioned on commentary.
“His dedication and his velocity is so unimaginable, however there is no minimize off level till he hits one thing, we have seen it rather a lot by means of his profession and rather a lot recently as properly.
“He’s simply bought to take 1 / 4 of a per cent out of it someplace. He’s doing numerous harm to that Ferrari and at crucial instances.”
The Formula 1 season continues with the Miami GP – watch Sunday’s race stay on Sky Sports F1 from 7pm, lights out at 8.30pm. Get Sky Sports