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Vasseur on Ferrari troubles: Leclerc should 'put himself in our shoes'

Another breakdown in strategy during qualifying in Canada left Charles Leclerc frustrated.

Ferrari Team Principal Frederic Vasseur has urged Charles Leclerc to "put himself in our shoes" after another strategic fallout at the Canadian Grand Prix. Leclerc finished the race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve fourth with good long-run pace on display for the Scuderia, who took a step forward on Sunday compared to previous events. But any prospects for a podium were dashed when Leclerc was left out on Intermediates as the track dried in difficult conditions in qualifying despite a plea for a change to slicks, with the Monegasque forced to settle for the 11th fastest time in Q2. A penalty for teammate Carlos Sainz would promote Leclerc into the top 10 on the grid, but he was left frustrated by yet another breakdown in tactical communications in changeable conditions. A similar mistake was made in qualifying for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix last year.

Vasseur: We had a good discussion

Ferrari's strategy team has been much maligned since Leclerc joined in 2019 after a string of critical errors, not least during the ultimately failed championship charge last season. "You can always do a better job," Vasseur told media, including RacingNews365.com . "But it is true that the picture you have 10 seconds after quali is not always the best one. "We had a good discussion with Charles and gave him the global picture of the situation during the session. "The confusion came from the fact he didn't get the global picture of quali and we probably have some areas that he has to put himself in our shoes sometimes. "We can't say that we did a good job, the pace was bigger and finishing 11th means something went wrong."

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