“I am sure the good days are soon to come”– Charles Leclerc optimistic about Ferrari future after grabbing a P4 start in qualifying.
Ferrari is slowly recovering from its 2020 crisis, but a lot is remained to be done before they can once again contest against Mercedes and Red Bull.
But in one of the little wins, Charles Leclerc is optimistic about Ferrari’s future, as his P4 finish in qualifying and incredible pace during practice sessions have shown some positive signs to him.
“There is a lot of motivation in the team, a good momentum. We need to use it and continue to work as hard as possible as a team, keep our feet on the ground and continue to push as we have been doing for the past months.”
“Then I am sure the good days are soon to come. It was an outstanding qualifying, even though I feel we struggled a bit more compared to yesterday to achieve the lap times we wanted.”
“We took a small compromise in terms of setup that will help us in the race tomorrow. It made it a bit more difficult in quali, so let’s wait and see. I made a small error in the chicane,” he said.
“Maybe I could have gained another 7 or 8 hundredths there, but looking at the timesheets, it wouldn’t have changed our position, so I am pleased with P4 today.”
“The track is amazing. I love it because you cannot afford to make any mistakes. There is not much tyre management involved, which is something we drivers like because it means we can push throughout the race.”
A little less surprise now.
Leclerc confesses that the drastic improvement was a bit tough to believe in Sakhir, where he also got a decent result, but now he feels a little less strange. Nevertheless, Leclerc thinks that there is still a need for improvements.
“It should be an exciting but difficult race. We are lacking a bit of straight-line speed, so hopefully, we will have a good enough pace to get away.”
“If not, it will be a bit more difficult, but I think that our performance overall is better here than it was in Bahrain. At Sakhir, it was a real surprise to be P4 on the grid today, a bit less so,” added Leclerc.