Over the last season one thing has stood out for this Judge, and that is Charles Leclerc’s qualifying performances during this 2020 Formula 1 season – yesterday’s performance at the Sakir Grand Prix justifies this praise.
OK, perhaps the comparison to Alonso isn’t strictly accurate. The Spaniard has always had good pace on a Saturday during his prime years in the noughties, and perhaps by the Ferrari era on most definitely by the McLaren era, one could argue it was a Sunday that the best kind of Alonso would appear, rather than the single-lap pace required for qualifying.
But regardless, the astonishing aspect of Alonso was always to drag a car further forward than it ought to be. And certainly, this season, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is currently performing on a similar level during qualifying in a woefully poor Ferrari.
So really this post isn’t news, more just an appreciation of a decent lap unaided by a presumed slipstream, which can be viewed below. Enjoy.
Qualifying Review: 2020 FORMULA 1 ROLEX SAKHIR GRAND PRIX
Brought to you by TheJudge13 contributor Mattpt55
Ambient 24° Track 27° Humidity 77.8% Wind 0.6 m/s
Pitch black, night fully descended on the paddock, the moon hanging high over the track with the manmade lights a million diamond points scattered across the desert as the teams frantically prepared for the certain to be utterly mad qualifying session. Ferrari definitely the….. READ MORE