Scuderia Ferrari F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying - Fourth consecutive pole for Leclerc

Scuderia Ferrari F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying - Fourth consecutive pole for Leclerc

28.09.2019: Scuderia Ferrari secured its seventh pole of the season, the sixth courtesy of Charles Leclerc, who was the only driver to get under the 1m 32s barrier at Sochi Autodrom.

Scuderia Ferrari secured its seventh pole of the season, the sixth courtesy of Charles Leclerc, who was the only driver to get under the 1m 32s barrier at Sochi Autodrom. Tomorrow at 14.10 local (13.10 CET) the two SF90s will be in line astern on the grid, after Sebastian Vettel qualified third for the second race in a row, in both cases just behind Lewis Hamilton, by 29 thousandths in Singapore and 23 here in Sochi.



This was Scuderia Ferrari’s 226th pole and, for the first time since 2008, the team has secured more than six poles in a season. Charles is the first Ferrari driver since Michael Schumacher to take four consecutive poles, the German having done so in Italy, the USA, Japan and Malaysia in 2000.




Q1. Mixed fortunes in the first part of qualifying, Charles immediately posted a good 1’33”613 on the Medium tyres, however Sebastian made a mistake in the third sector which meant he lifted off and aborted the run. From then on things got complicated, as on two occasions, as he tried to put in a quick lap, the yellow flags came out, because of incidents involving first Kubica and then Albon, which meant he had to lift off again.



The Thai driver’s encounter with the barriers eventually brought out the red flag so that Sebastian had to make one final run on Soft tyres to easily make the cut to Q2 with a 1’33”032.



Q2. Charles now fitted Soft tyres for the first time and immediately did a good lap in 1’32”434. Sebastian however used the same set he’d used in Q1 to post a 1’33”091 which he later improved to 1’32”536 after pitting for a set of new Softs.



Q3. In this final session, Charles and Seb were able to run two sets each of Softs. On his first attempt the Monegasque stopped the clocks in 1’31”801, while the German did a 1’32”135. After changing tyres Charles got down to a 1’31”628 and Seb improved to 1’32”053, again just pipped by Hamilton by the smallest of margins.



All in the family. Charles was presented with the mini Pirelli tyre given to the man who is on pole by Robert Shwartzman. Earlier in the day, the Russian Ferrari Driver Academy student clinched the title in the Formula 3 championship with one race to go in the series. The race was won by fellow FDA driver Marcus Armstrong. Keeping it all in the family.





Charles Leclerc #16


“The car was amazing to drive and the team did a great job anticipating the track evolution and setting up the car in the best way. We are just focusing on ourselves and the work we are doing seems to be slowly paying off. On my side, I continue focusing on the negative and working to improve and learn as much as I can.



The lap in Q3 was great, apart from when I lost the rear a bit in turns 16 and 17. I’m still happy to end the day with a result like this, but I am already fully focused on the race now.



Our race pace was good in FP2, which is a positive sign. We will start the race on different tyres to our competitors, but I don’t think that there is a huge difference between the soft and medium compounds in terms of their degradation. It will be difficult and crucial to keep everyone behind at the start, because it’s a long way to turn two. I will give it all I’ve got.”





Sebastian Vettel #5



“Overall I was reasonably happy with the car, but not entirely satisfied. Q1 was a bit complex as I made a mistake on my first attempt and then I was slowed by two yellow flags. I found it difficult to get into a clean rhythm, especially towards the end of Quali, when it was vital to extract the absolute maximum out of the car.



However the race is tomorrow and I am confident. We need a good start and then we can think about the rest of it. We start on the clean side, on the Softs while the Mercedes are on Mediums and being on different tyre strategies will make for an interesting fight. I believe we have made the right tyre choice for the start and I think we have an advantage over our rivals down the straight, so a tow might come into play.”





Mattia Binotto Team Principal


quote We are very happy with the way qualifying went. Already yesterday we realised that our car was quick and today we delivered the result. Once again, Charles produced a good lap, even though he made a couple of small mistakes, which means he had the potential to do even better. It has to be said that the track surface here is very smooth, so it’s easy to make a mistake.


Seb qualified third, which might actually be better than second when it comes to tomorrow’s start, even if it would have been nice to have locked out the front row.


The SF90 has improved and we have accelerated our development to have more drag and aero downforce. Also, thanks to the new package, we now lose out less in the corners and the overall balance is good.



As for the race, the key moment will probably be the start and another important aspect will be the fact we are starting on a different tyre compound to our competitors.”






- Ferrari, also photos


Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/ferrari-f1-russian-gp-qualifying-fourth-pole-leclerc---198163.html

28.09.2019 / MaP

More News

Honda F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying
28.09.2019
It was a tough qualifying session in Sochi as Max set the fourth fastest time but two Honda-powered cars failed to emerge unscathed from Q1. Daniil suffered a power unit issue during FP3 and stopped on track, so we opted to fit a brand ne more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying
28.09.2019
 Lewis to start the Russian Grand Prix from the front row, Valtteri from P4 on the grid •    Lewis claimed a spot on the front row in Qualifying and will more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying
28.09.2019
Pierre Gasly (STR14-04, Car 10)Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:34.564, pos. 11th, 16 lapsQualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:34.456, (Q2) 1.33.950, pos. 11th He will start from P16, due to a 5-place grid penalty “ more >>
Renault F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying quotes
28.09.2019
Renault F1 Team reached Q3 with both cars for the fourth race in a row as Nico Hülkenberg qualified seventh and Daniel Ricciardo tenth at the Sochi Autodrom for tomorrow’s VTB Russian Grand Prix. Nico took just one run to progress th more >>
Alfa Romeo F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying - A rollercoaster kind of day
28.09.2019
2019 FIA Formula One VTB Russian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday Weather: FP3: sunny, some clouds 21.4-21.9°C air, 25.9-26.8°C track; Q: sunny, some clouds, 22.1°C air, 31.3-30.3°C track  more >>
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying quotes
28.09.2019
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Position: 4th 1:32.310 (Practice 3 – P5 1:34.227)“I always knew qualifying would be tricky on such a power sensitive circuit but the lap was good and there wasn’t much more in it. The wind picked up more >>
Pirelli F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying -possible race strategies
28.09.2019
Charles Leclerc drove his Ferrari to his fourth pole in a row, using the soft tyre throughout Q2 and Q3. Mercedes, by contrast, was the only team to use the medium in Q2, and both their cars will start the race on this compound tomorrow. Leclerc starts ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, while the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Max Verst more >>
Sportpesa RacingPoint F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying quotes
28.09.2019
P12 - SERGIO PEREZ - CHASSIS 03Q1    1:34.336          Q2    1:33.958          Sergio: “We all expected a bit more today, especially with how tight the margins are here. We should have been in Q3, but when going into Turn 7 I hi more >>
Haas F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying
28.09.2019
Qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix (Round 16 of 21)Date: Saturday, Sept. 28Location: Sochi AutodromLayout: 5.848-kilometer (3.634-mile), 18-turn circuitWeather: Sunny Air Temps: 21.6-22.5 degrees Celsius (70.9-72.5 degrees Fahrenheit)Track Temps: 28.9-31.5 degrees Celsius (84.0-88.7 degrees Fahrenheit)Pole Winner: Charles Leclerc of Scuderia more >>
ROKiT Williams F1 Russian Grand-Prix qualifying notes and quotes
28.09.2019
Qualifying Notes•    George Russell qualified 17th and Robert Kubica 18th for the Russian Grand Prix•    George set his best time, a 1:35.356, and Robert a 1:36.474 to finish P17 and P18 more >>
Russian Grand-Prix F1 Qualifying classification - Leclerc did it again - penalties
28.09.2019
FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2019SOCHI AUTODROMSaturday, September 28th 2019      1     16     Charles Leclerc     Ferrari   & more >>
Russian Grand-Prix F1 Free Practice 3 classification - Leclerc on top
28.09.2019
FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2019SOCHI AUTODROMSaturday, September 28th 2019   1     16     Charles Leclerc     Ferrari     1:32.733      &nb more >>
Renault Sport F1 Racing statement
28.09.2019
Renault Sport Racing and McLaren Racing have agreed not to renew their F1 engine supply contract beyond the 2020 season. Cyril Abiteboul, Renault Sport Racing Managing Director:  "Since our partnership began, McLare more >>
Mercedes-Benz to power McLaren F1 from 2021 onwards
28.09.2019
McLaren Racing and Mercedes-Benz announced today that the McLaren F1 team will be powered by Mercedes from 2021 until at least the 2024 season under a long-term agreement.  The agreement will bring McLaren and Mercedes together as custome more >>
Honda F1 Russian Grand-Prix practices
27.09.2019
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing ended Friday practice on top in Russia while Toro Rosso was also represented in the top six on a strong start to the race weekend. The opening practice session saw Max leading the way for the Honda-powered teams with more >>
Work to do for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in Sochi
27.09.2019
•    Valtteri finished the morning session in P4 with Lewis in P5 •    Both drivers ran the Soft and the Medium tyre in FP1 with Valtteri doing an install lap on the Hard tyres •    In the afternoon session, Valtteri came home in P3 with Lewis in P4 •    more >>
Renault F1 Russian Grand-Prix practices
27.09.2019
Renault F1 Team began the VTB Russian Grand Prix weekend with an encouraging Friday practice at the Sochi Autodrom. Nico Hülkenberg was the team’s quicker driver, finishing seventh in the morning session and eighth in the afternoon. Daniel Ricciardo was close behind Nico in FP1 in eighth and finished FP2 in fourteenth. more >>
Haas F1 Russian Grand-Prix practices
27.09.2019
Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 for the Russian Grand Prix (Round 16 of 21)Date: Friday, Sept. 27Location: Sochi AutodromLayout: 5.848-kilometer (3.634-mile), 18-turn circuitFP1 & FP2 Weather: Mostly cloudyDrivers: Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen         more >>
Scuderia Ferrari F1 Russian Grand-Prix practices
27.09.2019
Scuderia Ferrari got through all its Friday programme for the Russian Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel were second and fifth respectively at the end of the day. The Maranello squad drivers concentrated at first on setting u more >>
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 Russian Grand-Prix practices
27.09.2019
MAX VERSTAPPENFirst Practice Session: 1:34.544, Position: 2, Laps: 25Second Practice Session: 1:33.162, Position: 1, Laps: 29“Today was very positive and the car worked really well on both tyres. We foll more >>
Alfa Romeo F1 Russian Grand-Prix practices
27.09.2019
2019 FIA Formula One VTB Russian Grand Prix – Practice – FridayWeather: FP1: overcast, 24.8-22.9°C air, 31.6-24.8°C track; FP2: overcast, 24.6-23.6°C air, 33.9-27.2°C trackNo Russian to conclusions  As Fridays go, this was as smooth as they get.  more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Russian Grand-Prix practices
27.09.2019
2019 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX –  Pierre Gasly (STR14-04, Car 10)First Practice SessionBest lap: 1:36.538, pos. 12th, 25 lapsSecond Practice SessionBest lap: 1:34.971, pos. 6th, 26 laps more >>
ROKiT Williams F1 Russian Grand-Prix practices
27.09.2019
Dave Robson, Senior Race Engineer: The Sochi track is always a tough challenge and getting the most out of the tyres here can be especially tricky. Overall our day was quite quiet as we worked methodically through our programme. Both drivers looked at some test items in FP1 before settling on our preferred specification for FP2. more >>
Sportpesa RacingPoint F1 Russian Grand-Prix practices
27.09.2019
SERGIO PEREZ - CHASSIS 03FP1    1:36.321    P9    27 lapsFP2    1:34.998    P7    31 lapsSergio: “A promising day. I more >>
Pirelli F1 Russian Grand-Prix what we learned from FP1 and FP2
27.09.2019
•    Despite the nominated compounds for Russia being a step harder than last year, the fastest lap times today were actually quicker than their 2018 equivalents, in line with the tendency we have often seen this year.•    In addi more >>
Russian Grand-Prix F1 Free Practice 2 classification - Verstappen on top
27.09.2019
FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2019SOCHI AUTODROMFriday, September 27th  2019      1     33     Max Verstappen     Red Bull Racing Honda  &nbs more >>
Russian Grand-Prix F1 Free Practice 1 classification - Leclerc did it
27.09.2019
FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2019SOCHI AUTODROMFriday, September 27th  2019          1     16     Charles Leclerc  &nb more >>
Timetable Russian Grand-Prix, Sochi
27.09.2019
Timetable Russian Grand-Prix, Sochi- formula1.com   also photo more >>
Daniel Ricciardo - Head down, moving on in Russia
26.09.2019
Daniel Ricciardo left Singapore with a feeling of frustration after a stellar drive from the back of the grid put him in top ten contention. The Australian is now focused on Russia where he has an extra ounce of determination for a solid haul of points. more >>
Nico Hülkenberg quotes ahead of Russian Grand-Prix
26.09.2019
Nico Hülkenberg recovered well after a lap one incident in Singapore to collect two points. He heads to Russia with some momentum having scored at the last three races, as he looks to keep the points run going.What do you like about more >>
Renault F1 Russian Grand-Prix factfile - download
26.09.2019
Renault F1 Team is in Sochi for the sixteenth race of the 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the VTB Russian Grand Prix. The Circuit • The Sochi Autodrom has hosted five Grands Prix since its intr more >>
Scuderia Ferrari F1 next stop Sochi
26.09.2019
Russian Grand-Prix Sochi AutodromThis Sunday sees the sixth running of the Russian Grand Prix as a round of the Formula 1 World Championship. The race, the 16th of the 2019 season, is held at the Sochi Autodrom on a 5.848 km track using th more >>
Charles Leclerc thoughts on Russian Grand-Prix
26.09.2019
Scuderia FerrariCharles Leclerc #16“Arriving in Russia with three positive weekends behind us feels great. We have made good progress on our car, especially in terms of our performance on high downforce tracks, and s more >>
Sebastian Vettel quotes ahead of Russian Grand-Prix
26.09.2019
Scuderia FerrariSebastian Vettel #5“We’ve raced in Russia a few times now. It’s another circuit where we’ve come close to winning but never quite managed it. I’ve started from the front row more >>
Carlos Sainz thoughts on Russian Grand-Prix
26.09.2019
McLaren F1Carlos Sainz #55“The three first races after the summer break have not gone our way but I’m fully confident we can turn this around. The car is performing well and the whole team is focused. There is no reason why we sho more >>
McLaren F1 Russian Grand-Prix preview
26.09.2019
Russian GP PreviewRound 16Where      Sochi Autodrom When     27 - 29 SeptemberStart time     14:10 local, 12:10 BST, 14:00 CEST Laps      53 more >>
Lando Norris quotes ahead of Russian Grand-Prix
26.09.2019
McLaren F1Lando Norris #4“We had a pretty good race last weekend in Singapore and now I’m looking to carry that momentum forward to the next race. We know that the midfield battle is tight and that making the most o more >>
Antonio Giovinazzi thoughts on Russian Grand-Prix
25.09.2019
Antonio Giovinazzi (car number 99): “The last few races have given me a lot of confidence and I want to keep building on these results. I feel more at ease with the car and racing in the field and I think the points I have scored show I a more >>
Kimi Räikkönen quotes ahead of Russian Grand-Prix
25.09.2019
Kimi Räikkönen (car number 7): “Singapore was another weekend where we showed some promise but things didn’t go our way in the race, so it was obviously a disappointment. The plan for Sochi is not diffe more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

Jobs Around the World

2001-2020 automobilsport.com full copyright