Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz have recently addressed their disappointing performance at the Brazilian Grand Prix, attributing their struggles to issues with their cars. The two drivers expressed their sentiments on social media, shedding light on the setbacks they faced during the race.
Leclerc secured an impressive second position in the qualifying round, demonstrating the potential for a strong race. However, his hopes were dashed when, during the formation lap, he lost control of his car and collided with the barriers, marking a premature end to his race. The mishap left the Monegasque driver understandably frustrated.
Leclerc took to his social media account to express his dismay and offer insight into the mechanical issues he encountered. He stated, “Disappointed to say the least. Lost the power steering and the engine power on the formation lap. It hurts because today was a great opportunity for us.” Leclerc’s misfortune underscored the potential for a competitive showing by Ferrari, which, unfortunately, went unrealized.
Carlos Sainz, the sole remaining Ferrari driver on the grid, faced his own set of challenges during the Brazilian Grand Prix. He navigated a less-than-exciting race, ultimately finishing in sixth place. Like Leclerc, Sainz attributed his underwhelming performance to car-related problems.
Sainz shared his thoughts on social media, adopting a forward-looking perspective by expressing optimism for the upcoming race in Las Vegas. He mentioned, “Difficult day. Struggled with starts due to a clutch issue, and unfortunately P6 was the maximum. Big shame for Charles as today we could’ve scored important points against Merc. Time to recharge batteries and come back stronger in Las Vegas.” Sainz’s resilience and determination are evident in his commitment to overcoming the challenges faced in Brazil and focusing on future opportunities.
The Brazilian Grand Prix presented a unique set of challenges for Ferrari’s drivers, Leclerc and Sainz. Their willingness to candidly acknowledge the issues with their cars and their determination to bounce back in the next race in Las Vegas highlights their professionalism and dedication to achieving success in Formula 1.