Charles Leclerc: “Red Bull will be strong again” / Formula 1

Charles Leclerc: “Red Bull will be strong again” / Formula 1

In Melbourne, Ferrari was able to celebrate a double victory, but Charles Leclerc’s predictions for Suzuka are modest. The Monegasque explains why he hopes to see Red Bull Racing return to the top.

After the Melbourne race, leader and World Championship champion Max Verstappen leads Charles Leclerc by only four points. The Dutchman had to accept a zero in Australia, while the Monegasque from the Ferrari team was able to celebrate 19 points for second place and the fastest lap.

However, the current World Championship runner-up believes Red Bull Racing will once again be in front in Japan. He explained in the Suzuka paddock: “Based on what we know, I expect Red Bull Racing to be in front again, especially on race Sunday. Because in my opinion we have an advantage on those tracks where front tire placement is an issue. That was the case in Australia and we were very strong in the race there.”

“But here at Suzuka it will be more about overall tire damage again, so I expect Red Bull Racing to go back to where they were before Melbourne,” added the 26-year-old, who still gave his team a good timing report. season is important to make the most of our opportunities. And I think we’ve been able to do that so far.”

“The fact that there are only four World Cup points between us does not reflect the true balance of power. We are closer than we were, but I think we have made the most of our opportunities. Until we bring the next version, which hopefully will enable us to fight regularly against Red Bull Racing in the race, we need to keep adding our points.”