Ferrari Could Go Backwards On Race Day As Williams Look To Attack

Both Leclerc and Vettel were knocked out in the second segment of qualifying, and it will be a tall order for them to score points tomorrow.

Ferrari have had a torrid time so far at the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix, with both of their drivers struggling for pace.

On Saturday, Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel failed to make it into the final part of qualifying. Leclerc will start the race 13th on the grid, alongside Vettel who qualified in 14th position.

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And while it may seem like things can’t get any worse for the Maranello-based team, there is a good chance they’ll lose positions in the race and fall further down the order.

Williams Racing, who have consistently had the slowest car in Formula 1 in recent years, are looking to challenge Ferrari in the race tomorrow.

Dave Robson, Williams’ head of vehicle performance, told Autosport that prior to the weekend they weren’t expecting to be able to challenge Ferrari at Spa-Francorchamps, but they do have a chance of beating them on merit in the race.

“It did look like they were struggling a bit yesterday, but even so I think yes we were a bit surprised.

“They didn’t look particularly special on high fuel on Friday, so hopefully we can stay with them and battle with them.

“[I] don’t think their end of straight speed is particularly brilliant either – a bit like ours. We’ll definitely be trying.”

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The two Ferraris were struggling for pace during their long runs on the medium tyres in Free Practice 2, and they appear to have the worst race pace of all the cars on the grid.

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