Prior to the session, there were mixed reactions with most people expecting it to be unsuccessful.
However, the opinions changed after what was an action-packed race that was over even before it started.
The Monégasque stated that the added tension from the race increased his sharpness overall.
What did Leclerc say?
“I really enjoyed it,” Leclerc confirmed.
“Friday is normally so boring. To be honest, in the car I always want Friday to just be over.
“Now we finally have a Friday where we have to go for it in the first free practice, we have qualifying right after.
“I enjoyed that a lot more,” he added.
Leclerc has some suggestions
The Ferrari driver, after the race, also offered his suggestions on how to make things even more interesting.
“If I give my personal opinion then I think maybe qualifying should be the start of the race,” he said.
“The format should maybe be changed a bit, but overall I think the sprint race is a good addition.
“Doing a race on Saturday is possible, but then keep the grid from qualifying,” he concluded.
Leclerc finished second at the British Grand Prix after narrowly missing out on P1 from Lewis Hamilton.
We can only wait and see how he delivers in Hungary.
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