Formula 1 | Ferrari tried two strategies to get Gasly

Ferrari put in a good overall performance in Mexico this Sunday. Charles Leclerc finished fifth and reveals that the difference in strategy between him and Carlos Sainz was made to put pressure on Pierre Gasly and try to get fourth position.

« We had a very good pace, but we wanted to try to do two different strategies and try to put Pierre under pressure, even though he was very fast » indicates Leclerc. « We stopped early for that, trying to use Carlos to come back at the end but it didn’t work and we switched positions again. »

The Monegasque was not satisfied with his car, however: « No, we had a lot more trouble than we thought, especially on the hard tires. With them, I had an astonishing problem in the front left, and we will have to work to understand what is wrong. went through with the tough guys. « 

On the side of Sainz, the disappointment is limited despite a sixth place and the obligation to let Leclerc pass after failing to chase Gasly: « No I’m not disappointed, it’s part of the race. The problem is that we were very unlucky at the start being stuck behind cars that shouldn’t have been in front. »

« It was unfortunate but we were fast anyway, of course we lost time, but the team made the right decision by passing me. Pierre was too fast so I couldn’t go and get him and I let Charles come through again. « 

The best news of the day for the Scuderia remains the 17 points taken from McLaren and the team’s third place: « Yes that’s an important thing, we worked really well, we were faster than McLaren, less compared to AlphaTauri, but we scored more points and that’s what counts. »

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