Vasser: On Saturday the problems started with warming up the tires

Frederic Vasseur, commenting on the results of qualifying in Montreal, which were unsuccessful for Ferrari, as none of the Italian team’s drivers could qualify for the final session, explained these results for several reasons.

“The last remaining fresh set of soft tires was intended for the qualifying final,” he confirmed Charles Leclerc’s words. – But all teams were in the same situation – except Mercedes, which did it with one set of Soft in the first session.

And we had to choose in which order we wanted to use the two sets: first the new one and then the rolled-up one – or vice versa. So the chance was 50/50. But I think everyone had problems with the tyres, although we were perhaps a little more affected than the others. Note: George Russell won pole position on running-in tires, not new ones.

I think we showed good pace in practice on Friday, both on the wet track and on the dry asphalt. But on Saturday we had problems warming up the tires for Turn 1 of the fast lap – we lost more than 50% of our time in this corner.

At the same time, the results are very compact. For example, Sergio Perez only set a sixteenth fastest time and if you lose one or two tenths you may not qualify for the next part of qualifying.

Carlos Sainz was three tenths faster than Charles in his decisive attempt, but made a mistake in the final corner. The situation is what it is, but I think we can only rejoice in the fact that the competition is very fierce. Although we are of course not happy, as we finished in 11th and 12th place.

Even if training and qualifying took place under difficult conditions and changeable weather, this should not be an excuse. We just have to do things better. The weather forecast for Sunday is also not very good, so the race could be chaotic, but we will do our best to come back, because we have a good race pace.”

Source: F1 News

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