Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has said that the team can take home a lot of positives despite him crashing at the end of FP2.

Neither Ferrari driver finished lower than sixth in either practice session today. Leclerc finishing fourth and fifth, with Sainz sixth and fourth in the respective sessions.

Unfortunately for Leclerc, he ended his, and the final session early after nailing it into the barriers at the bottom of the track at the end of the day. Despite this, he said there’s a lot of positives the team can take from the day.

“Actually there are a lot of positives today. It has not been an easy day on my side but the performance has been great for me today. Unfortunately we didn’t do the first part of FP1 for a small problem but then the car felt good.”

“And then in FP2 it was very competitive; we got our lap time deleted for very small margins in Turn 9 but yeah, most important is not to do the same in quali, but the performance was there too. Also, in the race pace, it was good, and then I did a mistake in the last corner then went into the wall, but yeah, better do it now than in the race.”

He then explained the car feels much better compared to 2020, when he finished fifth in the race.

“I like the balance… compared to last year, it felt much better this weekend; the grip is good, the balance is good, and I have quite a bit of confidence in the car so yeah, I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”

Action at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix continues an hour earlier than scheduled to make way for the Royal Funeral tomorrow afternoon.

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