‘To extract the maximum out of the car’: Charles Leclerc and Ferrari aim to have a spotless weekend in Singapore

Charles Leclerc downplayed his team's chances. saying that the aim is to execute the weekend perfectly, and 'hope' for a win.

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc has failed to get his Ferrari on the top step of the podium in the last 5 races. While earlier, it was strategy and reliability that were chief concerns, now they have also fallen behind on pace. The next race is on the narrow Singapore streets, and Ferrari is expected to be stronger. In Monaco, Ferrari had a likewise better-suited car, but they failed to take advantage of that.

Charles Leclerc isn’t predicting anything but expecting and hoping for a better night at Singapore with no mistakes by Ferrari. The team have often erred during this season. Though Monza and Belgium were the track mostly supporting Red Bull, benefitting their game, Singapore could support Ferrari, and the team could finally get back to winning ways, even if the championship is out of reach.

The aim for the team and Leclerc is to reach the maximum potential of the car: “Just extract the maximum out of the car and show that we have grown from the mistakes we’ve done this year and just try to execute the weekends perfectly, and hopefully having a win on Sunday.” said Leclerc.

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Charles Leclerc countering Sergio Perez’s take on a Ferrari fightback at Singapore

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen with Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez, whose team is currently on top predicts a better Ferrari performance in Singapore after registering their pace at the rest of the city circuits. This, anyway, was countered by Charles complimenting Red Bull and their recent surge in pace.

Ferrari have been good on the street tracks, even though they have failed to take the victories for a variety of reasons. Perez expects them to be strong here in Singapore once again: “I do expect here for Ferrari to be very strong; they’ve been strong on all the street courses so I do expect them to be particularly strong around this place.”

On the other hand, Charles Leclerc was rather cautious with his expectations and said: “I don’t know… but I hope so. I love this track though, it’s one of my favourites with Baku and Monaco, all street tracks. So yeah, I was missing [being] here and I’m really happy to be back here.”

Ferrari currently is still fighting their way to consistently stick themselves on the top. They are now way off for the championship with Max Verstappen having a chance to win his second title at Singapore if everything went his way. On the other hand, if they make any more errors, then they risk Mercedes eclipsing them, as the Silver Arrows are now only 35 points behind.

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Soham is a Formula 1 content writer at First Sportz. He is an immovable F1 fan being a Tifosi and his favourite driver is Sebastian Vettel. He is an undergrad student at Kiit University pursuing Computer Science and Engineering.