Charles Leclerc admitted to shock at securing a second-row starting position for Formula 1’s British Grand Prix.
Ferrari has lacked speed, most prominently in qualifying, through the 2020 campaign, with Leclerc dropping out of Q2 in Styria.
Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid at Silverstone, with Lewis Hamilton in front of Valtteri Bottas, while of the rest only Max Verstappen set a faster time than Leclerc.
“Oh yes, definitively,” said Leclerc on whether the result was a shock.
“It’s a great qualifying today, I’m very, very happy with the job we’ve all done.
“I definitively didn’t not expect to get P4 today, so it’s great and I’m very, very happy. I’m also very happy we’ve gone through to Q3 with the Medium tyres.”
Sebastian Vettel, meanwhile, has endured a difficult weekend and will start only 10th.
He sat out most of FP1 due to an intercooler problem and was then only 18th and 14th respectively across the next two sessions.
“I struggled to find the rhythm, I mean the car was not too bad, but it didn’t fit me today,” he said.
“I was struggling yesterday obviously with very little laps and this morning to get into the rhythm. Nevertheless I’ll try everything we can tomorrow and see what we can get.”