“Really, really good feeling,” Charles Leclerc declares Canadian GP Friday as his best F1 outing in 2023

Charles Leclerc was delighted after Friday at the Canadian GP, claiming it to be the best day of his season.

“Really, really good feeling,” Charles Leclerc declares Canadian GP Friday as his best F1 outing in 2023

Charles Leclerc, image via F1 Chronicle

Charles Leclerc had a woeful start to the 2023 F1 season. Ferrari dropped back down the pecking order, with the Monegasque driver failing to match the pace of the Red Bulls. The 25-year-old has had a disappointing stint of races so far this season. However, the Canadian GP has started well for Leclerc as he expressed his delight after the Friday sessions.

The Monegasque driver rounded up the top 5 of the second Friday session in Montreal after the suspension of FP1. Charles insisted that it was a successful day on track for the Scuderia. The Italian team was satisfied with both cars performing as anticipated by Maranello. He said, “I had a really, really good feeling with the car, so that’s positive.”

The Ferrari driver was asked if it was his best day of the 2023 F1 season so far. Charles replied, “In terms of feeling, it’s been up there, yes.” The 25-year-old provided ample lap times during long runs in FP2. The Scuderia is aiming to have a clean qualifying without any incidents as they prepare to get a decent result at the Canadian GP.

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Charles Leclerc has little expectations from Qualifying

Charles Leclerc, FP1 Canadian GP, image via Twitter
Charles Leclerc, FP1 Canadian GP, image via Twitter

Despite a positive start to the weekend, Charles affirmed that Ferrari would not be in the hunt in Qualifying as rain is expected to shake things up on Saturday. The Monegasque driver mentioned that things would be interesting as the 20 cars go head-to-head in Qualifying in changeable conditions. Leclerc’s teammate Carlos Sainz finished P3 at the end of Friday.

The Italian squad brought in a major upgrade package in Spain at the last round of the season. Charles clarified that there have been no significant changes to its package from Barcelona. However, the team has been able to extract more from its updates as it learns more with time. As such, the two Ferraris can further improve in the upcoming rounds of the season.

Thus, Charles Leclerc was satisfied with his running on Friday in Montreal. The Monegasque driver was delighted as the team could understand its updated car better than the previous round. However, the 25-year-old has kept expectations on the low for the rest of the weekend, as the Scuderia remain a step behind the dominant Red Bull.

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