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Charles Leclerc

Leclerc: Ferrari targeting pole despite 'difficult' Singapore practice

The Monegasque is positive they can target for pole, despite not having the ideal amount of running around the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

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Charles Leclerc believes Ferrari can still target for pole, despite having a 'difficult' Singapore Grand Prix practice.

The Monegasque first suffered from brake issues in FP1, but still managed to set the third quickest time.

In FP2 he went second quickest to teammate Carlos Sainz, but still suffered more technical problems that led to him being stuck in the garage for half of the session and unable to complete a race run.

Despite the lack of track time, he is confident that Ferrari can still challenge for pole if they can catch up on running in the final practice session.

"In terms of performance has been a positive day. In terms of running, it's been a very, very difficult day for us," Leclerc told media.

"We've had quite a bit of problems and very limited running, so we need to catch up in FP3.

"It's never ideal to not have much running on city tracks [as] the more laps you do the faster you get. But I'm not too worried.

"I'm sure that in FP3 we can have a clean [session] and catch up a little bit [on] what we've managed [to] miss from today."

"Lets see" about race pace, says Leclerc

Leclerc thinks Ferrari is strong over one-lap pace, but due to the lack of running is unsure on the teams race pace for Sunday.

"In terms of one-lap pace we are quite strong," he added.

"But yeah, let's see about the race-pace I have no idea for now.

"We went in the right direction for from FP1 to FP2 and as I was saying I hope we can do another step closer.

"We'll go for the maximum results: we'll target pole then let's see what's possible."

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