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Charles Leclerc crashed at Flip Seven within the closing phases of Q3 on the Miami GP having hit obstacles at identical nook in observe; Leclerc to start out Sunday’s race from seventh; watch Miami GP dwell on Sky Sports activities F1 at 8:30pm Sunday

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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc displays on a disappointing qualifying session after he crashed into the obstacles on the Miami Grand Prix.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc displays on a disappointing qualifying session after he crashed into the obstacles on the Miami Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc admits his crash in Miami GP Qualifying was “unacceptable” after additionally hitting the obstacles in the identical place throughout Friday observe.

Leclerc was pitched right into a high-speed spin after shedding management of his Ferrari at Flip Seven throughout his remaining Q3 run. The crash introduced out the purple flag and prevented anybody else getting in a second lap as Sergio Perez took pole.

It was a case of déjà vu for Leclerc after his Friday observe had been curtailed by a crash by means of the identical nook.

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Charles Leclerc had an enormous crash in his Ferrari in the direction of the top of Q3, bringing out the purple flag and within the course of handing pole to Purple Bull’s Sergio Perez.

Charles Leclerc had an enormous crash in his Ferrari in the direction of the top of Q3, bringing out the purple flag and within the course of handing pole to Purple Bull’s Sergio Perez.

Having additionally made an error on his first Q3 run, Leclerc will begin seventh on Sunday and he couldn’t conceal his anger at himself afterwards.

“Greater than the observe, I believe what’s unacceptable is doing twice the identical mistake in the identical nook. I’m actually dissatisfied with myself,” Leclerc instructed Sky Sports activities F1.

“You’ll be able to all the time discover excuses in these conditions, the wind was actually robust, it was actually difficult, the arrange of the automobile was actually difficult additionally however I put myself on this situation. I wished this arrange and I knew it might be difficult, however I assumed I’d be capable to extract the utmost out the automobile in Q3, which is generally one among my robust factors.

“I do know that I am additionally taking extra dangers than others in Q3, which is why more often than not why I am doing good Q3s however that is an excessive amount of.

“Very dissatisfied with myself, I did the identical mistake yesterday and this should not occur.”

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Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc had a heavy collision with the wall as a purple flag was introduced out throughout P2.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc had a heavy collision with the wall as a purple flag was introduced out throughout P2.

Requested if he was placing an excessive amount of stress on himself in Q3 classes, Leclerc replied: “I do not assume so. It is paying off more often than not, however this weekend I did an excessive amount of and I can not conceal my disappointment.”

There may be the potential for rain affecting Sunday’s race, and Leclerc says his preliminary focus is simply on staying out of hassle.

“Now wanting ahead to tomorrow we’re beginning seventh, climate seems to be to be fairly difficult so hopefully we’ll have a clear race and be capable to come again to the entrance,” he mentioned.

“The Astons look robust in race tempo so I do not know precisely the place we’re going to be, a podium could be a extremely good end tomorrow contemplating our race tempo.”

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Anthony Davidson was on the SkyPad to analyse how Charles Leclerc might have averted crashing his Ferrari within the remaining a part of qualifying.

Anthony Davidson was on the SkyPad to analyse how Charles Leclerc might have averted crashing his Ferrari within the remaining a part of qualifying.

Brundle: Leclerc doing lots of injury at key occasions

In addition to his crash on Friday, Leclerc ended up within the obstacles of the Dash Shootout ultimately weekend’s Azerbaijan GP when attempting to enhance his SQ3 time.

Excessive-profile crashes have littered Leclerc’s F1 profession, and Sky Sports activities F1’s Martin Brundle thinks the 25-year-old is simply too usually pushing past his limits.

“Leclerc was simply completely lit up by means of there, too onerous. We see that loads with Charles, he does not appear to fairly know the place the restrict is,” Brundle mentioned on commentary.

“His dedication and his pace is so unbelievable, however there isn’t any lower off level till he hits one thing, we have seen it loads by means of his profession and loads recently as nicely.

“He is simply bought to take 1 / 4 of a per cent out of it someplace. He is doing lots of injury to that Ferrari and at essential occasions.”

The Method 1 season continues with the Miami GP – watch Sunday’s race dwell on Sky Sports activities F1 from 7pm, lights out at 8.30pm. Get Sky Sports activities

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