“It’s not happy for me from my side of the garage, but it is great for the team to see Charles come through and get pole,” said the German driver.“Obviously my car was broken and we lost part of Q2 and then all of Q3 completely. We made a decision to take the bodywork off, but we couldn’t get it fixed in time.“It’s frustrating for sure, but there was nothing we could do inside the car… It was nobody’s fault.”Team-mate Leclerc was in scintillating form on one of his favourite circuits, the 21-year-old Monegasque taking pole with a record lap in the final seconds.He was presented with his ‘Pirelli pole position award’ by Lukas Lauda, son of the late three-time world champion Niki Lauda.It is Leclerc’s second pole position following his maiden pole in Bahrain in March.“It is a big pleasure to drive this car on the limit and it just felt great,” said Leclerc. “I am very happy to bring the pole home and tomorrow we need to finish the job.”Ferrari team chief Mattia Binotto said: “It’s a mixed feeling for us today. A shame for Seb, of course, as he would have done very well, but Charles has done very well!“Two (Ferrari) poles in the last three races! Our performance is very circuit-dependent.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mixed fortune for the two Ferraris in Austrian Grand Prix qualifying © AFP / LLUIS GENESPIELBERG, Austria, Jun 29 – A disappointed Sebastian Vettel took some consolation from his Ferrari team-mate on Saturday after Charles Leclerc stormed to pole position at the Austrian Grand Prix.The luckless four-time world champion was unable to take part in the Q3 top-10 shootout in qualifying after suffering an air pressure problem on his car.
A Donegal man falsely imprisoned for three years is to release the story about his fight to clear his name tonight.Businessman Frank Shortt was a successful entrepreneur who owned one of the country’s most successful nightclubs.However his world fell apart when he was found guilty of allowing illegal drugs to be sold at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point. He was subsequently jailed for three years.However Mr Shortt and his family never gave up hope that he would be found innocent.He was later released from prison by the High Court and the Supreme Court subsequently awarded him record damages of €4.7 million in damages.Now Mr Shortt has penned a memoir on how his world fell as well as his time behind bars. The deeply moving and personal story is contained in ‘Abuse of Power – Frank Shortt, a Memoir.’Guest of honour is Desmond Murphy SC who was a member of Frank’s legal team who fought to have him declared innocent.Mr. Justice John Murray described the treatment of Frank Shortt thus: “Mr. Shortt’s experience was a tormenting saga of imprisonment, mental and physical deterioration, estrangement from family, loss of business, public and professional ignominy and despair. He was sacrificed in order the assist the career ambitions of a number of members of the Garda. “Frank Shortt spent three long years in Mountjoy jail for crimes he did not commit, having been stitched up by two corrupt Gardaí. He lost his business and nearly lost his life.Frank vividly describes how he and his customers at The Point Inn in Co. Donegal were terrorised by masked Gardaí using sledge hammers to trash his nightclub. How the Gardaí used undercover members to target him and not drug dealersHow the Gardaí were determined to gain promotion by “catching” him out to be a person who allowed drugs to be sold in his clubHis horrific time in Mountjoy when only TM and the love of his wife Sally and family helped him retain his sanityHow a prisoner in the next cell was raped by fellow prisonersHow he was offered a “deal” by the State IF he would drop his conviction appealHow his family have suffered as a result of his imprisonmentHow his son Kristian had two attempts on his life and nearly diedHow the family continues to suffer to this day-Kristian cannot live in his home county ever again for fear of being killedHow he and Sally lost their beloved first son in a drowning accident in MexicoHow he and his family have still not received an apology from the GardaíThe story of Frank Shortt is a riveting one that exposes once again how those in positions of authority and power can abuse that power in pursuit of their own personal aims and ambition. And how the system fails to ensure that they can do it with impunity.“Abuse of Power-a memoir by Frank Shortt” is a book that must be read by everybody who cares about our justice system and how we must be vigilant at all times to ensure that miscarriages of justice must be eliminated as far as is humanly possible.“Abuse of Power-a memoir by Frank Shortt” is published by Shorttforefathers Publishing and is available to purchase on www. frankshortt.com