Charles Leclerc warned that Ferrari should not be allowed to put additional pressure on the team. The team is leading both Formula One championships with a good distance, and Monegaski says it will get the attention it needs. Motorsport.com.
Last weekend, Leclerc won his second win of the season. His closest rival Max Verstappen was eliminated in Red Bull for the second time. With that, the Ferrari pilot increased his margin ahead of George Russell to 34 points and Verstappen is at 46 points. Ferrari leads the designers’ championship with a 39-point lead over Mercedes, while Red Bull is 10 points behind.
Leclerc joins Verstappen
Although the season is still very early, with 20 Grand Prix ahead, the revival of Ferrari has caused a lot of excitement among tifos and the media in Italy. In addition, the next competition will be held in Imola, Italy. Despite his good luck, Leclerc was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle. Monegask says his team “must not overdo it” in an attempt to win its first design title after 2008.
Asked about the excitement in Italy before the Imola weekend, Leclerc replied: “Oh yes, I imagine, but I don’t want to think too much yet, because the season is very early. Of course it’s good to be in the lead. Thirty-four points are always good to grab, no matter where you are on the calendar, I don’t want to focus too much on the championship right now, so the Ferrari driver agrees with Verstappen after the Australian race, and the Dutchman said he didn’t want to focus on the championship, even though he had a different reason than Leclerc.
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Leclerc is waiting for Imola
Looking forward to the Grand Prix weekend in Italy, Leclerc says: “Italy is going to be incredible, but we need to approach the race weekend in the same way as the first three weekends. I think it’s extremely important not to put extra strain and try not to do too much. from the beginning of the season and we just have to keep working, as we did on the first three weekends.
Leclerc already has the experience of working under the pressure of tifos. He won the 2019 Italian Grand Prix in Monza. At the time, he was being chased by Mercedes pilots Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas throughout the race. “Italy is always incredible for us, so I can’t wait to be there. Although the stands look very different there – probably a little more than red – we just try to focus on our task and not think too much about where we are. we are at the championship, “said Monegasklane.
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