Charles Leclerc He got nearly 1.5secs of first-class Max Verstappen in the second free practice, which appears to be a huge disadvantage given that Ferrari has so far believed he would be welcomed with a track in Mexico that rests with the team.
For Monaco, on the other hand, Friday did not go smoothly, as he struggled at the end of his second free practice. “There were some things in the background that made driving uncomfortable, but nothing serious to think about. We can control everything, so there are no big problems, just a little harder to drive in these conditions.”
The Ferrari driver has revealed that he does not yet know if the engine has failed. “I am not sure. We will have a meeting later and they (the team) know what the problem is, but I am not aware of that yet.”
When Monaco was asked about Ferrari’s direct rivals, he replied: “Well, it’s strange because we came here and thought we would be competitive enough, but in reality, the AlphaTauri looks very competitive. The guys at Honda are very competitive overall, and McLaren will be there. Also. So today will be very, very soon.”
Fortunately for Ferrari, McLaren hasn’t had a good weekend so far, with the fastest driver for the Woking team, Lando Norris, finishing only 12th in second free practice.