Nico Rosberg says Ferrari was ill-advised to put Charles Leclerc on medium tyres in Q2, a decision that led to the Monegasque’s costly crash according to the 2016 world champion.
Leclerc looked like a sure candidate for pole in Baku after running ahead of the field since the start of the race weekend on Friday.
But half-way into the second segment of qualifying, the Scuderia charger lost it at the treacherous Turn 8, the corner that had claimed Williams’ Robert Kubica just minutes earlier.
Leclerc clouted the wall on the outside and stepped out of his car considerably dejected with himself.
“They just completely threw it away again in qualifying. It’s unreal how they manage to do it every single time,” said Rosberg in a Vlog on Youtube.
“Leclerc was on for a definite pole position, he was really on it all weekend.”