“We want to challenge at the front” Charles Leclerc sets a challenging target for F1 2022 season

Charles Leclerc wants his team fight at the front end during the 2022 Formula1 season.

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc the Ferrari Formula1 driver has recently shed light on the importance of Bahrain and believes the second testing in Bahrain is going to be the last chance for teams to find the perfect balance for their respective cars.

As per a recent TWEET, the Ferrari driver has put emphasis on the Bahrain test and has said “The test in Bahrain will be important because there is also the fact that we need to prepare for the first race. We remain cautious because we don’t know where we are but we are very motivated and we want to fight at the front.”

It seems Charles Leclerc and the Ferrari team are aware of the challenges of the Bahrain test and are willing to do everything in their power to make sure they are completely ready for the first race of the season on 18th March. The Bahrain test has become way more crucial because of the fact that the first race is also going to take place at the same venue.

Charles Leclerc and Ferrari caught people’s eyes during Barcelona testing

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc on Day Two of testing
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc on Day Two of testing

The first pre-season testing of the 2022 Formula1 season took place between 23-25 February. While a few teams struggled during the Barcelona testing, there was one team that saw itself receiving praise up and down the paddock, and that team was the Ferrari Formula1 team.

The Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz put an impressive showing for the team on all three days of first testing and were able to put a whopping number of 439 laps in Barcelona. They were the top-ranked team in terms of mileage.

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Charles Leclerc driving Ferrari F1-75

While the Ferrari team were fourth in terms of one-lap pace behind Mercedes, RedBull, and McLaren, they still were able to get the attention of people like Helmut Marko and Toto Wolff who in their post-testing interviews said that in their opinion Ferrari has got the best power unit going into the 2022 Formula1 season.

Scuderia Ferrari's team principal Mattia Binotto
Scuderia Ferrari’s team principal Mattia Binotto

Based on the Barcelona test, there are good reasons for Ferrari to remain confident but at the same time, they are looking to not get ahead of themselves and lose focus from their target of challenging at the front end of the grid during the 2022 season. The second and final testing is just four days away and it will be interesting to see what kind of program the Maranello-based Ferrari team is going to run between 10-12 March.

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