Ferrari sporting director Laurent Miques was impressed by the “excellently fast” Charles Leclerc. The Frenchman also knows that Monegasque made the necessary mistakes, but he wants to focus mainly on the positive: “We don’t want him to change anything.”
Leclerc is the record holder for pole positions this season, with seven to his name, but ultimately won only three races: Bahrain, Australia and Austria. Monegask had some bad luck in Barcelona and Baku, dropping the lead due to engine problems, but he made some mistakes himself, the crash in France being the latest example of this.
As a result, Leclerc is now eighty points behind Max Verstappen, leaving him with a tough task with nine races to go. Ferrari sporting director Laurent Mékes also knows that Leclerc’s season has not gone smoothly, but he wants to focus mainly on positive things.
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“Let’s start with speed,” Micks says of Leclerc’s performance so far. “He has shown excellent speed again this year that you don’t want to mess with that aspect. Charles doesn’t need us…as a great driver, to understand where we are going when it comes to getting close to the limit.”
Mickies continues, “He’s a master at it, and as we all do, mistakes can be made. I think we’re not looking at individual mistakes, we’re looking at win percentage. We look at how extraordinary you are at doing things compared to things you don’t do well, and I think That his win rate this year has been very impressive and we don’t want him to change anything.” boss.
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