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Leclerc Pushes Limits for Front Row in Miami

Leclerc Pushes Limits for Front Row in Miami

04/05/2024

In Miami, Charles Leclerc stretched his Ferrari to its limits, securing a front row start, while teammate Carlos Sainz also placed in the top three, showcasing Ferrari’s competitive edge.

Charles Leclerc tried everything to take the pole position at the Miami F1 Grand Prix, but the Ferrari driver fell a tenth short of Max Verstappen. He explained that he pushed his car to the limit, but experienced overheating tires on his last fast lap.

“I really felt on the limit, it was very tight until Q3 where we pushed for the pole, and we overheated the tires in sector 2 and sector 3, and that’s where we lost. We had a good first sector, but then we lost time,” stated the Monegasque, who hopes to challenge Verstappen tomorrow.

“But the race will be long and we had good pace this morning so I hope to put Max under pressure. Yes, we need to stay in the DRS if we don’t pass in the first corner because it’s hard to come back without DRS so we need to stay in it. But first, there’s the start, it was good this morning but we’ll try to make it even better tomorrow.”

Carlos Sainz performed better than the previous day by securing the third position, and he was satisfied to have achieved it because the track was very tricky. After sensing the potential of his Ferrari during the Sprint, he hoped for at least such a result.

“Honestly, I’m happy with what we did. This morning, we were fast but didn’t manage to pass Daniel, but I knew we had the pace for the top 3, and we managed clean laps. It’s tricky here with new softs, nobody knows what will happen, but we kept an open mind,” the Spaniard rejoiced.

“We always finish the lap thinking we could have gone much more, but it’s nearly impossible to have a perfect lap here. There’s a moment when you make a mistake, a moment when you overheat the tires, a moment when the wind catches you, so it’s difficult but third place is good for the start.”

Leclerc Pushes Limits for Front Row in Miami

Leclerc Pushes Limits for Front Row in Miami. Leclerc Pushes Limits for Front Row in Miami

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