Charles Leclerc is not ready to throw in the towel on his title challenge in the current F1 season and claims he is just two wins away from being back in the hunt.
Charles Leclerc started the season strong with two wins in the first three rounds of 2022. Since then, the Ferrari man has been unable to make it to the top step of the podium, falling to Red Bull domination in the six races since.
However, the Monegasque is far from discouraged. In an interview with the media following his impressive move from the back of the grid to P5 during the 2022 Canadian F1 GP, Charles Leclerc said:
“We are going back to Silverstone, where we will come back to aim for victory. The championship is still long, the gap is 49 points: two wins and it’s done. Seriously, we need to focus on ourselves. If we push to the maximum, we have the potential to come back in front.
Like Leclerc, Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto is also looking forward to the battle. Italian said:
“Certainly the fight is not over. There are a lot of races left. We are focused on the next one, not just the UK, I think from now until the summer break. In Silverstone I think Red Bull will bring a big package there, let’s see what the situation will be there.
Charles Leclerc believes Ferrari’s pace has improved since Barcelona
Charles Leclerc believes Ferrari’s pace has been strong since their first DNF of the season at the 2022 F1 Spanish GP in Barcelona, but laments not being able to show it.
Leclerc’s record six pole positions in the current F1 season is largely attributed to Ferrari’s pace. Speaking in an interview ahead of the 2022 Canadian F1 GP, the 24-year-old was asked if his qualifying performances this year left him positive. Leclerc said:
“Yes it does. But unfortunately we don’t score any points on Saturday. So yes, Sundays have been a little more painful this season. But yes, I can still see positives. The pace of race days since Barcelona has been Well.
Heading into the 2022 British F1 GP, Leclerc is third overall in the Drivers’ Championship with 126 points. Success in Britain will be key for him to follow Max Verstappen.
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