Charles Leclerc claims this F1 group will ‘positively be there subsequent yr’ within the title battle

Charles Leclerc just lately revealed that he believes eight-time world champions Mercedes will definitely be in competition for the 2023 F1 championship. The Silver Arrows completely dominated the turbo-hybrid period however struggled in 2022 with the arrival of latest technical laws, inflicting the group to solely end third.

The Ferrari driver insists that he expects Mercedes to come back into the brand new season with a “very sturdy automobile.”

As reported by Motorsport, when requested concerning the groups he expects to be within the combine for the 2023 championship title, Charles Leclerc stated:

“Mercedes will certainly be there subsequent yr with a really sturdy automobile. We’ve seen how a lot they’ve improved from the primary race to the final race. I believe they understood what they did flawed, and that is usually the signal that it’s going to go higher. So hopefully will probably be a three-team battle subsequent yr.”

The Monegasque was additionally fairly optimistic about Ferrari’s probabilities of preventing for the 2023 F1 season. He emphasised that the group has labored within the “proper route” to be taught from their errors within the latest previous.

“I additionally assume that after the 2021 season, the place we have been working very effectively and reset it a little bit bit from 2020, that was a tough season, now we have been working in the best route and in the best manner. This offers me the boldness that we’ll have a aggressive automobile for 2023.”

Charles Leclerc describes the brand new Ferrari boss as “simple” and “trustworthy”

Ferrari just lately introduced that Sauber’s Fred Vasseur shall be changing Mattia Binotto as group principal. Charles Leclerc, in fact, has a longtime relationship with Vasseur given his historical past as a Sauber driver in 2018. The 25-year-old admitted that the Italian has proven loads of religion up to now and described him as a “very trustworthy” man.

Talking on the FIA prize-giving gala in Italy previous to the announcement, Charles Leclerc stated:

“Ferrari is a really totally different group to every other group. I can solely touch upon my expertise with Fred which clearly has been good. I’ve been working with Fred already from the junior classes the place he has believed in me and now we have at all times had a superb relationship.

“He has at all times been very simple, very trustworthy, and that is one thing that I like from Fred.”

Vasseur shall be beginning his work with Ferrari in January of 2023.

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