Leclerc on Ferrari update: 'No big changes, but going in the right direction'

23-09-2021 17:11 | Updated: 23-09-2021 18:31
by GPblog.com
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Leclerc on Ferrari update: 'No big changes, but going in the right direction'

This weekend in Sochi Charles Leclerc will start from the back of the grid. Last night Ferrari announced that the team will put a new engine in Leclerc's Ferrari.

The team has been working on the hybrid system for months. Leclerc warns that fans should not expect a sudden better performance from Ferrari. “On paper, it is a little bit better and obviously whenever we have something a little bit better we try to bring it on track and yeah, we expect it to be a little bit better," Leclerc is quoted on Motorsportweek.com.

“We don’t expect any big, big changes, but something that goes in the right direction. For now the forecast [for the weekend] is rain, so if that is the case it might be an unpredictable race, and yeah, hopefully, it will play in our favour. If it is dry, if we have the pace, it is still a track where we can overtake, let’s see how it goes.”

Battle with McLaren

Ferrari is in contention with McLaren for the third spot in the constructors' championship. McLaren's double podium finish at Monza has left the team trailing. “It’s good that we have such a fight, we have been very, very close during the whole season, in Monza they were very strong, and we will try and catch up now."

“They are very quick, very consistent also, so now it is our job to try and maximise everything and hopefully we can get in front of them at the end of the championship", said Leclerc.

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