Leclerc expects "troublesome" Ferrari dwelling F1 race given Crimson Bull velocity - Motor Informed

Leclerc expects “troublesome” Ferrari dwelling F1 race given Crimson Bull velocity

After being a match for Crimson Bull within the first a part of the season, Ferrari has fallen behind the Milton Keynes outfit, and runaway championship chief Max Verstappen specifically, because the summer time break.

With Verstappen dominating at high-speed Spa and likewise profitable at Zandvoort, a observe which ought to have suited Ferrari extra, Leclerc fears this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix might be a repeat of Spa given Monza’s concentrate on high velocity.

“I believe it’ll be a little bit of a troublesome weekend, on paper at the least it’ll be a troublesome weekend,” he stated in Thursday’s pre-event press convention.

“We anticipate Crimson Bull to be stronger. The observe traits do not match precisely our automobiles.

“However once more, we have had some good and dangerous surprises this yr, so hopefully this one is likely one of the good ones and that we overperform in comparison with what we anticipate.”

Whereas Leclerc thought it was “troublesome to know” whether or not Ferrari’s straightline deficit is all the way down to a distinction in energy or aerodynamic effectivity, he thinks no matter benefit Ferrari may eke out in Monza’s low to medium velocity corners will be unable to compensate for the copious quantities of laptime it’s set to lose on the lengthy straights.

“I believe evaluating to Crimson Bull particularly, as a result of it’s kind of extra constant by the entire yr, we’re slower down the straights,” he added.

“Their fundamental power this yr is the straight-line velocity. We appear to be a bit faster within the corners, however on tracks like right here it is not sufficient to achieve again the benefit that they’ve on the straights.

“In comparison with Crimson Bull I believe this would be the case this weekend. In comparison with Mercedes it’s troublesome to make predictions for this weekend, they’ve had ups and downs.”



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