Ferrari had been left pissed off by their lack of race tempo within the Miami Grand Prix and confused by the variations between the efficiency of their automobiles.
Carlos Sainz Jnr completed fifth, selecting up a five-second time penalty for pit lane rushing on the way in which, and was categorised 37 seconds behind Crimson Bull’s race winner Max Verstappen. He expressed his shock at Ferrari’s struggles in the course of the race, saying he couldn’t push with out his tyres struggling.
Group mate Charles Leclerc additionally had a poor afternoon, ending seventh. Group principal Frederic Vasseur mentioned his two drivers suffered completely different issues in the course of the race.
“Yesterday I feel the tempo was first rate however we weren’t capable of put all the pieces collectively,” mentioned Vasseur following the race on Sunday. “And as we speak it’s fairly related.
“The primary stint went fairly properly for Carlos, he misplaced a few seconds on [the first] third of the race, and he misplaced 25s on the final two thirds. We’re far an excessive amount of inconsistent from one automotive to the opposite, and from one lap to the opposite. We’ve got to know why.”
Leclerc completed 10 seconds behind his group mate, however his efficiency on the medium and onerous tyres contrasted with Sainz’s expertise of the 2 compounds.
“It’s not simply [struggling during] the race, as a result of at some phases of the race we had been okay-ish,” added Vasseur.
“However once more, the primary stint on the medium for Carlos, he misplaced 5 seconds in 18 laps. I feel this stage of the race was okay for us, and for Charles it was the alternative. He was in a fine condition at some phases of the second stint with the onerous, and he was struggling rather more within the first a part of the race.
“However we actually must focus our consideration on this as a result of it’s key for us. And we’re conscious we’ve to do a step.”
Vasseur mentioned the issue of inconsistency didn’t stem from switching between compounds, as a result of the change in dealing with and efficiency of 1 automotive when transferring to a special tyre was not replicated by the opposite.
“With Charles we had been extra acting on the hards, and with Carlos we’re rather more acting on the medium. And even with the identical tyres, from one lap to the opposite one, we’re a bit inconsistent,” he added.
Leclerc, who certified a second off pole in seventh place after crashing in qualifying, was simply as puzzled how Ferrari’s race tempo struggles had manifested in several methods throughout the 2 automobiles.
“It was actually tough,” mentioned Leclerc after the race on Sunday. “We had been simply talking about it with Carlos, and we mainly agreed that we’ve a automotive that’s so extremely tough to be on the restrict.
“On my aspect, I don’t know what was occurring however within the high-speed I had the automotive transferring lots. Not from the rear, however simply the general platform of the automotive was touching like loopy. So we are going to test the automotive and all the pieces. Nevertheless it didn’t really feel nice.
“As I used to be saying with Carlos, it was only a very inconsistent automotive as we speak. So I’m simply making an attempt to convey the automotive to the tip.”
Leclerc suspects Sainz didn’t have the identical downside as he did. “I can not communicate for Carlos. I haven’t seen [his race]. I don’t assume he was complaining about it that a lot talking to him. However for me, it was fairly loopy. So I don’t know what was occurring, actually.”
Leclerc sarcastically commented it was “clearly one other nice, nice race” for him.
He mentioned it will likely be “essential” Ferrari’s coming upgrades work “as a result of now we’re very far-off. Like very, very far-off.
“For me, I actually wrestle to seek out any explanations why we’re to date within the race and so shut in qualifying. That is actually one thing we have to work on.”
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