27.08.18

Belgian Grand Prix - Qualifying

It was an exciting first qualifying session at the iconic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, with tricky weather conditions adding a twist to the course of the day. Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson started out strongly, finishing FP3 in P7 and P11 respectively. Both drivers had a similarly positive start to qualifying, and advanced to Q2. Unfortunately, Marcus Ericsson had to cut his session short due to a technical issue, and finished Q2 in P14. Charles Leclerc finished qualifying in P13. The team remains optimistic for tomorrow’s race, which could be heavily influenced by the changeable weather conditions.

Weather: FP3: cloudy and dry, 12-14°C air, 18-25°C track; Qualifying: cloudy and dry/rainy, 12-16°C air, 20-29°C track

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
C37 (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 14th in Q2 (1:43.846 min / supersoft tyres)
3rd practice: 11th (1:45.536 min / supersoft tyres / 11 laps)
“The car felt good and we gave a solid performance both in FP3 and Q1. We advanced into Q2 but unfortunately, due to a technical issue with my car, I had to retire before starting the last run which was a bit disappointing. Despite this, I have been feeling very good so far this weekend and I remain confident for the race.”