Charles Leclerc is unwilling to throw in the towel on his title challenge in the current F1 season and claims he is just two wins away from getting 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 failed to climb to the top step of the podium, falling to Red Bull’s dominance in all six races since then.
However, the Monegasque is far from discouraged. In an interview with the media after his impressive run from the back of the grid to fifth position at the 2022 F1 Canadian GP, Charles Leclerc said:
“We start again at Silverstone, where we will once again aim for victory. The championship is still long, the difference is 49 points: two wins and that’s it. Seriously, we have to focus on ourselves. If we push to the maximum, we have the potential to get back to the front.”
Like Leclerc, Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto is also looking forward to the battle. The Italian said:
“Certainly, the fight is not over. There are many races left. We’re focused on the next one, not just the UK, I think between now and the summer break. At Silverstone I think Red Bull will bring a great package there, let’s see what the situation will be there.”
Charles Leclerc feels Ferrari’s pace has improved since Barcelona
Charles Leclerc feels Ferrari’s pace has been solid since his first DNF of the season at the 2022 Spanish F1 GP in Barcelona, but he regrets that he will not be able to prove it.
Leclerc’s record of six pole positions in the current F1 season is largely attributed to Ferrari’s pace. Speaking in an interview ahead of the 2022 F1 Canadian GP, the 24-year-old was asked if his qualifying performances this year had left him feeling positive. Leclerc said:
“Yes it does. But unfortunately, we didn’t score any points on Saturday. So yes, Sundays have been a bit more painful this season. But yes, I can see something positive again. The pace on race days since Barcelona has been good”.
Heading into the 2022 F1 British GP, Leclerc sits third in the overall Drivers’ Championship standings with 126 points. Success in Britain will be key for him to keep up with Max Verstappen.
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