Ferrari’s garage situation “worked in opposition to us in qualifying” – Vasseur


Ferrari staff principal Frederic Vasseur explained the locale of their garage in the Interlagos pit lane manufactured existence extra tough for them in qualifying.

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jnr claimed 2nd and eighth respectively in yesterday’s qualifying session. Sainz was afterwards promoted a situation when a single of his rivals was penalised.

Having said that Vasseur thinks the pair ended up compromised by not becoming amid the initially motorists to established their occasions in Q3. The session started as a storm was arriving and the speedily cooling temperatures and shifting winds manufactured problems significantly complicated.

“I was P8 on the queue and I competent P8,” explained Sainz. “P9 and P10 in the queue competent at the rear of me. So it was crystal clear that the afterwards you ended up heading, the slower the observe was and it was not great.”

Vasseur explained the staff located it tough to get their automobiles to the pit lane exit ahead of their rivals since their garage was positioned so significantly absent from it. Garage positions are assigned centered on the team’s ending situation in the former year’s championship, and as Ferrari completed 2nd, all the groups in addition to final year’s champions Crimson Bull ended up nearer to the pit exit than they ended up.

“The situation of our garage in pit lane labored in opposition to us in Q3 as we located a full queue of automobiles in advance of us and that manufactured existence extra tough for our motorists when it arrived to taking care of tyre temperature,” explained Vasseur.

Leclerc questioned his staff if they could launch him from his garage early to safe a spot in the vicinity of the entrance of the queue. He was the sixth driver to depart the pits, adopted by Lando Norris, Sainz, Oscar Piastri and Sergio Perez.

“Everyone only bought a single operate in, but Charles did incredibly nicely to handle his vehicle and safe a entrance row get started,” explained Vasseur. “The actuality he did not assume he’d performed a great lap as he crossed the complete line states a whole lot about how tough it was to generate in these problems.”

Interlagos garage positions

Pit entrance Crimson Bull Ferrari Mercedes Alpine McLaren Alfa Romeo Aston Martin Haas AlphaTauri Williams Pit exit

Buy motorists arrived on observe at get started of Q3

one. Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin two. Lance Stroll, Aston Martin three. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes four. Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull five. George Russell, Mercedes six. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari seven. Lando Norris, McLaren eight. Carlos Sainz Jnr, Ferrari nine. Oscar Piastri, McLaren ten. Sergio Perez, Crimson Bull

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