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Leclerc expects Ferrari to 'wrestle a bit extra' at Silverstone

Leclerc expects Ferrari to 'wrestle a bit extra' at Silverstone


Ferrari displayed encouraging tempo final weekend in Austria, however Charles Leclerc fears the Scuderia will wrestle to hold its momentum ahead in Silverstone.

In Spielberg, Leclerc completed runner-up to the unassailable Crimson Bull of championship chief Max Verstappen whereas teammate Carlos Sainz was fourth on the highway earlier than a penalty for exceeding observe limits demoted the Spaniard to sixth.

Nonetheless, it was an excellent end result general for the Italian outfit and one which validated the improve bundle launched beforehand in Spain and the extra modifications carried out on the Crimson Bull Ring final weekend.

“We could not actually show it at every other tracks since Barcelona, however in Austria the sensation was good and the tempo was a bit higher than what we had for the primary a part of the season,” the Monegasque informed the media on Thursday at Silverstone.

“Nonetheless, we should not get carried away. Crimson Bull continues to be lots in entrance and I believe this observe, this weekend will expose a bit extra our weaknesses.

“So we would wrestle a bit greater than what we have seen Austria.”

One other issue that may come into play for Ferrari is the debut this weekend of Pirelli’s new slick tyres that characteristic a extra sturdy development able to withstanding the heavy masses produced by this 12 months’s ground-effect automobiles.

Tyre degradation has been a large headache for Ferrari, and Leclerc has desperate to gauge Pirelli’s new product and the affect it might or could not have on the stability and degradation ranges of Ferrari’s SF-23 automobile.

“Throughout the Free Observe it’ll be essential to evaluate that, to see how a lot of a distinction it’s by way of tyre degradation if we have to wonderful tune the automobile to those new constructions,” he defined.

“Then we’ll see, however we do not know but whether or not it should be a profit or a weak spot.”

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