Ferrari has been in a spot of bother after their reliability concerns in Spain and Baku. This had left them way behind in both the championships. It wasn’t the best of start to the weekend for them with the team confirming that Charles Leclerc will take a grid penalty as a new control electronic was fitted into his F1-75. Carlos Sainz also couldn’t make it to the front row after a mistake in the last corner forcing him to start from P-3.
But, it all came together during the race despite them not winning the race. It was a neck and neck battle throughout the race with Max Verstappen holding the edge. While Carlos Sainz was trying to stay within touching distance with Max, Charles Leclerc was making places to score as many points as possible. Mercedes’ pace and a little slow pit stop didn’t allow him to finish higher than P5.
While Charles Leclerc was a little unfortunate with the pitstop, Carlos Sainz got the rub of the green with him getting a chance to change his tyres during the Safety car after Yuki Tsunoda crashed into the barriers. This meant that the Spaniard was right behind Max Verstappen on fresher tyres. He might not have been able to get the job done but Ferrari’s new upgrade helped him to counter Red Bull’s straight line speed.
Ferrari impresses Christijan Albers with its strong performance at the Canadian GP
Christijan Albers has been all praise with the work that Ferrari has done by bring those mega updates. In a recent interview, he said, “I think Ferrari has made a mega step. Ferrari has brought a bigger update than Red Bull in my opinion.“
“You look at the circuits where they were not strong, which are really the long straights where top speeds are important, you see that Ferrari has made a bigger step than Red Bull.“
“I think that’s clever and nice. That is also good for the championship,” as reported by gpblog.
It was definitely a better weekend for Ferrari after all those reliability concerns in Baku. It’ll be too early to say that they hold the edge over Red Bull but there has definitely been some serious progress in a matter of days.