Charles Leclerc believes that the 2022 F1 Mexican GP was in all probability Ferrari’s worst race weekend this season. The Scuderia driver didn’t count on to have such a major hole to the front-runners when it comes to tempo and felt it was just like their outing at Spa earlier this 12 months.
Chatting with the on-site media after the race, Leclerc stated:
“Coming into the race, as a lot as I’m an optimist, I knew it was going to be tough. I did not count on it to be that tough although, and to be [that far away] from the blokes [ahead]. I hope [Brazil] will not be like this as a result of I do not count on any race worse than this, it’s in all probability one of many worst races [of the season], along with Spa.”
Evaluating the race in Mexico Metropolis to the one in Spa, Charles Leclerc felt that it was Ferrari’s worst weekend when it comes to the tempo deficit for the front-runners. The Monegasque, nevertheless, believes that the issue in Spa was fastened by the point F1 raced in Monza and thinks the Scuderia’s points with the tempo in Mexico have been a one-off. Judging by the character of their gradual tempo, nevertheless, he’s uncertain if the group can have a short-term repair to the issue.
Explaining the character of his race additional, Charles Leclerc stated:
“I actually consider that it’s a one-off, however for the long run, we have to perceive what we will do in these situations for us to be higher. In Spa, we had fairly a very good understanding of why it was so unhealthy, and I felt like we reacted fairly properly in Monza, though it’s not precisely the identical observe, however the points have been going to be the identical. Right here, it’s one other problem. Whether or not we will repair it for the short-term, I do not know, however once more, it’s a one-off.”
Charles Leclerc was baffled by Ferrari’s tempo deficit in Mexico
Baffled by Ferrari’s tempo deficit towards their rivals, Charles Leclerc felt there have been a number of points through the race, beginning with qualifying itself. He felt that had they not had the DRS downside in qualifying, they might have been lots nearer. Regardless of a number of engine issues, the Ferrari driver didn’t perceive the rationale behind the drop in tempo.
Explaining the problems through the Mexican GP weekend, Leclerc stated:
“On my facet, we had a number of issues in qualifying, and I believe we may have been nearer. However within the race, the DRS downside was fastened, and we modified the rear wing, after which with the engine we nonetheless had some issues, nevertheless it positively would not clarify the hole that we’re seeing now. We have to work on it and attempt to make it in order that when now we have our unhealthy days, the harm is just not as unhealthy as this one.”
Primarily based on the ramblings within the paddock in Mexico, Ferrari had turned down their engines for energy because of the low air density and excessive altitude. With the present consequence, nevertheless, Sergio Perez has leapfrogged Charles Leclerc by 5 factors within the drivers’ championship standings to seize second place. With two races left on the calendar, the battle for second in each the drivers’ and constructors’ championships nonetheless stays open.
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