Scuderia Ferrari Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc admitted that he was baffled by the performance of his tyres in the first stint during the United States Grand Prix, which took place last weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. Charles Leclerc confirmed that one of his tyres felt particularly strange at the start of the race, when he dropped back quickly from the leaders, although he added that the car’s pace was not good enough even in the second part of the 2019 United States Grand Prix:
“I have been struggling massively. The first stint I’ve got no explanations for this stint to be completely honest. I don’t know, I don’t know. I’m a bit lost with the first stint, to be completely honest. Really off the pace. I never found the grip. The front-left tyre felt extremely weird. So I think we need to analyse to see whether everything was fine with the tyres or not. The second and third stints were a little bit better, but still far off whether we want to be.” – Scuderia Ferrari Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc, as reported by Racefans.net in their daily round-up.