Charles Leclerc felt that the 2022 Ferrari challenger was an excellent automotive throughout qualifying on low gasoline and contemporary tires however as quickly because the tires obtained older or the gasoline load elevated, the automotive grew to become extra obscure.
The Ferrari driver completed the season second within the championship behind Max Verstappen. Whereas the automotive was aggressive throughout Saturdays, Charles Leclerc tended to lose out greater than the Crimson Bull driver on Sundays and cede no matter benefit he had.
Through the year-end FIA Gala, Charles Leclerc was questioned about his views on the Ferrari challenger this season. He stated:
“I feel with new tyres, low gasoline, it was a extremely actually sturdy automotive. The sensation was actually actually good. We have been struggling somewhat bit extra come the Sunday, particularly with tyre degradation, struggling to place the automotive in the best place for it to be good on tyres, and we’ve paid the worth very often come the Sunday. However yeah, very very quick automotive the Saturday, a bit extra obscure the Sunday.”
Charles Leclerc had a number of moments this season that have been exhausting to course of. The DNF in Spain was no fault of his personal, or the one in Baku the place the PU failed on him once more.
Leclerc, nonetheless, revealed that in the course of the season, it is very exhausting to course of these disappointments due to the busy nature of the calendar and so they harm extra if you look again at them within the low season. He stated:
“I feel within the warmth of the second and within the warmth of the season races are coming fairly rapidly, so I feel it’s okay. It’s simply on the finish of the season you then look again at this season and you are feeling it a bit extra, however in the course of the season, it wasn’t that troublesome.”
Charles Leclerc picks his greatest win of the 2022 season
When requested to choose his favourite win of the season, Leclerc selected the Austrian GP. The driving force beat Max Verstappen in Crimson Bull’s house race within the Crimson Bull ring and did so by exhibiting spectacular tire administration. Leclerc stated:
“My greatest one in all probability is Austria. It additionally felt significantly good after the earlier races that didn’t go an excessive amount of our method, so Austria was a extremely good one. We had excellent tyre administration, an excellent tempo from the primary lap to the final one. So it felt good.”
Leclerc can be eagerly ready for the 2023 F1 season to start out and can hope to place collectively a significantly better title problem this time round.