MONTMELO, Spain — Charles Leclerc suspects a mechanical problem was accountable for his lack of tempo in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix.
The Ferrari driver will begin nineteenth on Sunday’s grid after ending the primary session of qualifying over 0.6s shy of teammate Carlos Sainz and because the second slowest driver.
Leclerc mentioned the automobile was struggling for efficiency in right-hand corners, and whereas he initially thought it was associated to his rear tyres, he’s now satisfied there was a mechanical problem on his automobile.
“We should test the info and most of all test the automobile as a result of there was positively one thing unusual,” he mentioned. “I almost misplaced it in the course of the purple flag [in Q1] and I used to be at 70 km/h and there was simply no warning.
“The left-hand corners had been actually, actually unhealthy, with the rear proper and I first thought it was the tyres, so we went with a brand new set of tyres and on the brand new set of tyres it was the identical feeling — right-hand corners actually good, left-hand corners fully off.
“We should test, however I might be very shocked if we do not discover one thing on the automobile.”
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