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Charles Leclerc

Leclerc predicts difficult Belgian GP for Ferrari after Q2 exit

Neither Ferrari driver made it through to Q3 in Belgium on Saturday, with Charles Leclerc settling for the 11th fastest time, a result the Monegasque driver wasn't all too pleased with.

Charles Leclerc and teammate Carlos Sainz failed to make it out of Q2 during qualifying for the Belgian GP, and the Monegasque driver expects things to be tricky for Ferrari come race day.

Leclerc had to settle for the 11th fastest time in qualifying, failing to make it into the final session. He admits he thought the team had the pace to reach Q3, however things just never seemed to click.

"We thought we could make it into Q3 today," Leclerc told Sky Sport Italia. "We did everything we could to be better than FP3 by changing all kinds of settings, but unfortunately it wasn't much better, there was no miracle.

"It also wasn't easy to choose the right tyres at the right time, now after the session it is easy to talk about it, but at the time it was definitely not easy to make the right decisions. The weather conditions changed all the time.

"It will be a very difficult day for us tomorrow, because the weather will remain as it is now. Let's hope we have a bit more luck than in the first part of the season in these conditions and that we can have a nice race. If it is dry it might help us a bit."

Leclerc was vocal about his disappointment with how qualifying played out on the team radio, admitting that he was perhaps a bit too outspoken.

"It was just some adrenaline after qualifying that I let out on the team radio," Leclerc added. "I overreacted a bit."

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