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Charles Leclerc

Leclerc: Ferrari have to do 'perfect execution' to win Singapore GP

Ferrari driver took pole by 0.022s from Sergio Perez, after a dramatic end to qualifying in changing conditions at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

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Charles Leclerc believes Ferrari will have to do a "perfect execution" to win the Singapore Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver was happy with his effort that took pole by 0.022s from Red Bull's Sergio Perez, describing the session as 'tricky' and having gambled on the Soft slick tyres at the last minute.

"It's been a very, very tricky qualifying: Q1 and Q2 with the Intermediates, then hitting Q3 we don't really know what to do," Leclerc told media.

"We went for the soft at the very last minute and it paid off. I did a mistake in my last lap, so I thought we wouldn't get pole, but it was just enough."

Ferrari "don't have much data" for race run, says Leclerc

Ferrari didn't have an ideal amount of running during Friday practice, due to various technical issues with Leclerc's car in both sessions.

Leclerc warned that Ferrari will need to have a "perfect execution" to win due to their lack of data for race runs.

"Happy with today's results, especially considering the Friday that we've had we've had a very limited amount of laps yesterday for some issues," he added.

"We don't have much data for the race run. But if we do the perfect execution, I'm sure we can win."

Main title rival Max Verstappen starts from eighth on the grid, after being forced to abort his lap due to not having enough for the one litre fuel sample that is taken post-session by the FIA.

F1 2022 Singapore Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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