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Leclerc struggling to find way around this Ferrari limitation

After a troublesome day that saw him unable to really challenge the front of the grid, Charles Leclerc managed to qualify in seventh spot. The Monegasque driver, along with teammate Carlos Sainz, are both facing similar issues with the front-end of their cars.

Charles Leclerc will start Sunday's French Grand Prix from seventh on the grid, however the Monegasque driver revealed he can't quite seem to come to terms with the front-end of his Ferrari. Teammate Carlos Sainz managed to secure the fifth fastest time, with Leclerc finishing just over a tenth behind the Spaniard. While both drivers are having similar issues with the front-end of their cars, Leclerc believes Sainz has done a better job of moving past it. “I just couldn’t drive around the limitation we’ve had all weekend with the front,” Leclerc told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media. “I’m struggling a little bit with the front, but, to be honest, it’s more coming from me than from the car. "It’s a limitation both Carlos and I are having but Carlos did a better job driving around that issue. “I just struggled in qualifying to drive around it, so it’s more something that is coming from me, so we’ll analyze it after qualifying, to understand what I could have done better with my driving, to help the car a little bit today.” While Leclerc didn't have the smoothest of Saturdays, he was happy with his final effort in Q3 after changing a few things. “I was actually pretty happy with my last lap in Q3 because before that it was a disaster," Leclerc added. “I was very, very far off. Then in Q3 I managed to find a little bit of time. “With the front wing we took quite a big step, a lot more aggressive than what we normally do. I found a little bit of performance in that, in my driving too I was trying to change a few things, and it paid off.”

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