Leclerc: We were preparing for qualifying, not for the race

Charles Leclerc set second time in the second practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix, only 0.065 seconds behind Max Verstappen. The Ferrari driver said that on Friday the team paid all attention to preparing for qualifying.

His team-mate Carlos Sainz, following the results of the training, was on the third line of the protocol, but shortly before the end of the session he crashed the car.

Charles Leclerc (2nd): “Difficult day, because the car does not behave at all as it should. We will have to study the settings of the car and work so that tomorrow I will have the right feeling from the SF-23.

It’s all about qualifying at this track, so we didn’t run a simulation of the race, but focused on how to prepare as best as possible for Saturday’s session.”

Carlos Sainz (3rd): “In general, the day turned out to be positive. We were fast in both sessions and the car handled well. Tomorrow I want to try a few more settings to improve, but in general we are quite competitive.

Of course, it is not good that I ended the session the way I did. I made a small miscalculation trying to find the limit. I apologize to the team and mechanics for adding work to them.”

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