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Leclerc on his Ferrari's weaknesses

Leclerc does know where improvements can still be found for Ferrari

15 June at 16:00
Last update 15 June at 16:10
  • Cas van de Kleut

Ferrari may have had a disappointing weekend in Canada, but in Imola, and especially in Monaco, the Scuderia performed well. On the streets of Monte Carlo, Charles Leclerc managed to win convincingly, but the race in the Principality is obviously not run on a 'normal' circuit. Therefore, the Monegasque states that there are still things that can be improved on normal circuits.

That Ferrari has made strides is clear, which was reflected in Monaco, where Leclerc finally managed to win his home Grand Prix. Only McLaren was really close to the Scuderia in the streets of Monte Carlos, but Oscar Piastri, who finished behind Leclerc, could not attempt an overtaking attempt in the Principality.

Leclerc knows Ferrari's weaknesses

Still, not all is positive for Ferrari. In Canada, the Scuderia had a disastrous weekend. Ahead of that race weekend, Leclerc therefore told of weaknesses on normal circuits: "I still believe that one of our weaknesses is the long slow speed corners. We've been struggling quite a bit in China because of that and this is still an area that we need to work on with the cars. So I would say that this is the main issue to address."

Leclerc continued that there is still a gap with the competition and that more changes need to be made: "It's a lot of little details added up together that makes a difference. Obviously, just a new package with a bit more downforce and a bit less drag which is completely obvious would be enough to close the gap. At the end we are speaking about two and a half tenths in the worst scenarios which is really little when it's hundredths per corner. We've got to look at every single detail and just by optimising our own package, you can already get a tenth, which is half of that gap. I think there are lots of little details that we need to put together, but if I have to pick one, long, slow-speed corners."

This article was written in collaboration with Olly Darcy