Charles Leclerc’s year so far has been one of misfortune. Monegask is one of the fastest drivers on the grid, but has seen a lot of points vanish for the time being due to Ferrari’s reliability issues. Even after his victory in Austria, the young driver remains anxious.
The Ferraris showed themselves very quickly on the Red Bull circuit and gave a new sign of life after Carlos Sainz’s first win a week ago. Leclerc managed a near-perfect race on Sunday, Verstappen was very fast and was finally allowed to take the highest step on the podium. On the other hand, the Italian stable has seen Sainz withdraw from second place which seems to worry Leclerc.
Leclerc fears reliability
The number two in the championship remains cautious and knows reliability is one of the faults of F1-75. “It’s definitely a concern,” he replied after Sainz retired. “So we have to look at it and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Of course it happened to me twice in the last five races and now it’s Sainz. We have to understand the problems as soon as possible,” he said. Leclerc.
“Anyway, it’s good to have a normal race again,” continues the man from Monte Carlo. He also talked about the team’s progress. “I think the performance has been good since Australia. We had a package in Barcelona and a promotion at Silverstone. That always puts us in the right direction. Except for Miami, we’ve been very strong in the last five races. Come on,” he concludes.
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