“I asked whether they were sure,” Leclerc told Sky. “They told me we think we are [safe]. And I said shouldn’t we get out again.
“But there was no real answers. I don’t know, I didn’t have any explanation yet in detail but a very difficult one to take.”
Leclerc failed to stop at the weighbridge when indicated to and had to be pushed back to it. But he said he still had time to do a final run despite this interruption.
“We had plenty of time even when we went out of the box to go out again,” he said. “The weighbridge was not the problem, we still had the fuel to go again and only change tyres. No, this was a problem. I need some explanations, I don’t know for now.”
The home driver said he is prepared to take risks in tomorrow’s race to make his way forward from 16th place on the grid.
“Hopefully [it’ll] rain and then there will be a bit of a lottery there. If it’s dry it’s going to be boring.
“I’ll have to take a lot of risks I think, even risking to crash, but at the end that’s the only thing we need to do now is to try and be extreme in our overtaking because this is a track where it’s basically impossible to overtake.”
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