In a circuit like Monza, for the Ferrari, the more opportunities there are to shuffle the cards, the better. There Sprint qualification it could be an opportunity for the Maranello car, which has almost everything to gain between Saturday and Sunday and knows it could lose several points in the constructors’ standings from McLaren.
Charles Leclerc, who achieved his second and last success in Formula 1 at Monza, did not want to deceive the fans about the performance of a Ferrari that also had to suffer at Silverstone, but he fought for the victory until a few laps from the end. Monza, however, will most likely be another story: “The more starts there are, the more mess it can happen. In a weekend that will be more difficult for us, the Sprint Qualification can help us. Our strong point is to put the car right away, right from the start. I hope we can benefit from this situation“, Said the Monegasque a Sky Sport 24, referring to the fact that it will be necessary to find the best set-up with only one free practice session on Friday. “It won’t be easy, but this format can help us. In Monaco we knew it was one of the best tracks for us, but when we were in the top 3 we didn’t believe it. Here to say that it is not easy is more realistic. It’s a bit like Spa“.
“In my opinion, these last two years will serve me a lot. I have learned a lot. The way to work in difficult times is even more complicated. When everything goes well, there is a good environment, we are all happy. But when it is more difficult and you are fighting for positions that do not make you dream, you have to go fishing inside yourself to bring out the best performance and continue to push to the maximum. This is something that I am seeing in the team and we will need it for when we are fighting for the title. I miss the challenges for the best positions, with Max there is always the competition we had in karts. But in general I want to fight for first place, I don’t care who. Just as I don’t care who wins between Max and Lewis. It doesn’t bother me that Verstappen can beat Hamilton before me, I focus on Ferrari and we’ll get to these levels. Certainly, however, Max can win the championship, he has more points than Lewis and he has speed. It would be nice to see a young player win the World Cup“, Continued Leclerc, who then also had words of praise for Carlos Sainz. “It is very constant. It’s pushing me a lot and that’s what we needed. He is doing a great job, he integrated into the team right away and it is very nice to have him in the team. We know how to keep what happens on the track at a distance from what happens outside. This makes us very strong. When we put on the helmet we think about beating the other but off the track we are friends“.
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