Charles Leclerc on Ferrari team orders: Ferrari driver makes bold claim on following team orders as Ferrari have already used them thrice this season.
Charles Leclerc has been the one bright spark in an otherwise torrid start to the season for Ferrari. Things haven’t gone the Italian team’s way, as they have struggled for performance and have also fallen prey to team orders; ultimately causing a lot of chaos in the system.
Leclerc has been subjected to team orders thrice this season but hasn’t responded in the same way. While he knows that the team had his and the team’s best interest while doing so, the young Ferrari man has confirmed that he won’t be agreeing to the team orders all the time.
Last time round in China, while Leclerc did adhere to the team orders, he wasn’t quite happy doing it and made it known to his pitwall.
He was obviously quizzed if he would still be adhering to team orders going forward, now that they have been used thrice so early on in the season; Leclerc kept a calm head and said it would depend on the situation.
“Depending on the situation.
“Obviously there will always be team orders in Formula One. But, yeah, it depends on the situation. In some situations I will.” Leclerc said.
Talking to the media about if Ferrari would indeed allow him to win that, Leclerc said that it was too early on in the season to be commenting on such stuff.
“I don’t know — it’s very early in the season still — I don’t know, it’s a tricky question,” he said
“I believe there is the potential to do so but then from the potential to actually doing it, I need to do a lot of work and put all the things together. But, yeah, we’ll see.” he added.
Giving the benefit of the doubt to the Ferrari strategic team, Leclerc said that they had a lot more data to base their decisions on that he had in the car and thus he would like to believe that they made the right call, based on something that came up on their screens.
“He is taking the decision on the pitwall,” the young Ferrari driver said.
“At the end they have a lot more data on the pit wall than I do in the car. We’ll see in the future.” he added.