Before qualifying in Jeddah, Frédéric Vasseur stressed that the track’s characteristics suited Ferrari, so he was “not too pessimistic”. Although Red Bull Racing certainly has a big advantage…
Frederic Vasseur: “We know exactly what caused the technical problems in Bahrain, but we don’t want to take the risk, so we decided to replace the engines of both cars. And we can still use the first Leclerc engine, but in the later stages of the season. But we have to err on the side of caution and make sure this weekend is held without overlays.
Of course, as always, we are concerned about how everything will turn out today and Sunday, but the situation with the engines does not worry us.
It is clear that Red Bull Racing is now ahead, but the battle for positions from 3rd to 17th or 18th is very exciting. Let’s see how we handle the task this weekend, but I’m not being too pessimistic. In theory, the configuration of the Jeddah track suits us, the same can be said about the asphalt surface properties and grip levels. I hope we can all pull it off and do a good job this weekend.”
Source: F1 News
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