This paper presents a study on a SiC JFET leg of a 3-leg Voltage Source Inverter (VSI). The switching curves obtained with the JFET working in free wheeling mode are shown to point out drain-to-gate interaction effects. Indeed, during the drain-source voltage variations, the JFET gate-source voltage can have considerable variations, because of the electrical coupling induced by the gate-drain capacitance Cgd. When the gate-source voltage variation becomes too negative, there is a risk of occurrence of the phenomenon of punch-through in the gate-source junction. Conversely, when it is enough positive, the JFET may conduct and lead to a leg short-circuit. To decrease these undesired effects for the JFET legs and consequently for the SiC JFET inverter, an external gate-source capacitor is used. This solution is studied and optimized by simulation on an inverter leg.