The storm at the Brazilian GP broke the ceiling and surprised Leclerc

The storm at the Brazilian GP broke the ceiling and surprised Leclerc

The heavy rain that led to the Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying not being completed also left damage at the Interlagos circuit, where the tarpaulin covering one of the stands even broke, surprising fans and drivers such as Charles Leclerc.

The Monegasque (Ferrari) expressed his surprise at the storm that turned day into night and forced the cancellation of the qualifying session for the São Paulo Grand Prix (Brazil), where he managed to finish in second place.

“It’s good for us, but, to be honest, I’ve never experienced anything like this in my entire career,” said Leclerc after finishing second in the third round of qualifying that was suspended due to a strong storm that formed in São Paulo track.

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The Ferrari driver finished qualifying for Sunday’s race behind Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and ahead of the two Aston Martins, Canadian Lance Stroll and Spaniard Fernando Alonso.

Leclerc admitted that the atmospheric conditions made it “very difficult to drive the car”, because “there was no grip”, and in that sense, finishing second “was a good surprise” for him.

He is also satisfied with the work of his team, because now they made the “right” choice and thus were able to do everything they thought before.

“We’re hoping it doesn’t rain too much” over the weekend and “we’ll have some good races” in Saturday’s sprint and Sunday’s race, he said.

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Brazil, held, again in a sprint format, at the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo, is the penultimate Grand Prix this year.

The title is in the hands of Verstappen and the second place in the standings still needs to be settled, now in the hands of Checo Pérez, although he is only 20 points ahead of the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).