The Ferrari driver during the press conference on Thursday before the second round in a row at the Red Bull Ring: “This track has a hellish pace, I like it. How did I spend the week? Challenging Sainz in chess and golf “
The Styrian GP highlighted the performance of Charles Leclerc, who after the contact with Pierre Gasly on the first lap was forced to return to the pits to change the damaged wing, with a consequent change of strategy. From that moment the Ferrari driver started hammering lap after lap, finishing the race in seventh position behind his teammate Carlos Sainz. Overall, positive performance, which allowed the Monegasque to be elected “Driver of the day”, that is to say driver of the day. The number 16 aims to repeat for the Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring (here the TV schedules), where the Formula 1 drivers will again be protagonists for the ninth round of the season. This time, perhaps, with no contacts at the start.
“I love the Austrian GP”
Charles Leclerc is motivated by the press conference of the Austrian GP: “I love this track because it has a hellish pace, the last two corners are difficult because they are fast and with the risk of going off the track. It is among my favorites. And then here last week we had a good pace, despite the contact with Gasly it was a good performance for me. After Paul Ricard we worked a lot on the SF21 to try to understand certain differences in performance and better manage our strengths.
leclerc yesterday and today
The Ferrari driver said he spent the week in Austria playing “chess and golf with Carlos Sainz. We do well at chess, but I win more than him. Golf … well, I have to improve, and when I lose a little I get angry. With us there is also Lando Norris, who gets along well with golf ”. But more than the recent past, Leclerc seems very interested in the near future, because compared to the Ferrari that will be born in 2022 he revealed: “For now, the 2022 project is only numbers and forecasts, we can only try to do everything in the best possible way so as not to make mistakes. on the project. Did I drive it to the simulator? In fact yes, I drove a sort of preview of the car to come but really at a very original level, we are only in the first steps. The 2022 World Cup will be a starting point for everyone, and it will not be easy for anyone to understand at what point of development the others are and what gaps there will be “.
Finally Leclerc explained that he is very “excited about the idea of sprint races, because it means two races in a weekend, overtaking, the possibility of gaining positions … even losing them but I hope to gain some”, smiled the Monegasque. Who then greeted Maurizio Arrivabene, freshly appointed in the role of CEO of Juventus: “I congratulate him, I’m happy for him. If I ask him for free tickets? No, I don’t think so, ”joked Charles.
1 July – 14:14
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