Leclerc stays calm as Ferrari fever grows ahead of return to Italy
Leclerc controlled the Australian Grand Prix from beginning to end to take the chequered flag in advance of Red Bull’s Sergio Perez on Sunday
Reasonable Charles Leclerc declared his 2nd grand prix win of the period on Sunday however urged it was prematurely to speak about winning the chauffeurs’ champion as the circuit prepares to transfer to Ferrari residence area in 2 weeks’ time.
The 24-year-old controlled the Australian Grand Prix from beginning to end to take the chequered flag in advance of Red Bull’s Sergio Perez by greater than 20 secs.
Globe champ Max Verstappen stopped working to complete however Leclerc had actually been outmatching the Dutchman prior to his retired life.
Leclerc has 2 victories and also a 2nd from the opening up 3 races. The Monegasque is 34 factors in advance of Mercedes’ George Russell in the standings and also 46 in advance of Red Bull’s Verstappen. Ferrari lead the producers on call 39 factors from Mercedes.
However Leclerc is not obtaining brought away, soft-pedaling the Ferrari high temperature clutching followers in advance of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on April 24.
” I can picture (the enjoyment in Italy) however I do not wish to believe excessive concerning it. It’s really early in the period certainly,” Leclerc claimed after his 4th grand prix triumph.
” It’s great to be in the champion lead– 34 factors is constantly great to take any place you remain in the schedule, however I do not wish to concentrate excessive on the champion currently.
” Italy will be extraordinary however we require to approach it as we do every race weekend break,” he included.
” It’s exceptionally essential not to place additional stress on ourselves and also attempt to exaggerate points.
” We are functioning as a group exceptionally well because the start of the period and also we simply require to maintain doing our task like we performed in the initial 3 weekend breaks.”
After 2 drab periods where Ferrari tracked Mercedes and also Red Bull, Leclerc claimed it really felt great to be with a pacesetting group.
” I have actually remained in this circumstance in the junior group however to be in this circumstance in Solution One implies a whole lot, specifically after the last 2 years and also with a group like Ferrari,” he claimed.
” Clearly the state of mind is a bit various contrasted to the last 2 years due to the fact that currently I understand that beneath me I have an auto that can winning.
” I do not actually need to exaggerate points or do something unique or magnificent to obtain a couple of settings, due to the fact that I understand it remains in the vehicle and also I simply require to do the task.”