Charles Leclerc Worryingly Admits to ‘Question Marks’ Over 2022 Ferrari F1 Car

Published 07/01/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN: Third placed finisher Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari looks dejected in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Will Taylor-Medhurst/Getty Images)


We won’t have to wait that long to see the new 2022 Formula One cars on track. However, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc already has seen it and has stated that everything about is in, and there are few questions that needed to be cleared.

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Most teams of the grid are focusing their resources on 2022, so when the season dawns. So that they can hit the ground running and put on a great fight for the title.

Charles Leclerc talks about the Ferrari 2022 car

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Not many have gotten an opportunity to see what lies ahead of them in the future of Formula One, and how will the cars be different to this year. Leclerc is one of the lucky drivers on the grid to see the 2022 and knows what separates the current cars from the future ones.

As reported by FormulaPassion, Leclerc said, “The sensations are those of a completely different car, but we are still at the initial stage, there are many question marks.” (Translated from Italian via Google)

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 26, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during qualifying REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

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Is Leclerc ready for round two in Austria?

The Monégasque didn’t have the weekend, he wanted to at the Red Bull Ring, this past weekend. Even though he won driver of the day, after his amazing recovery following him losing the front wing during the opening laps of the race and coming seventh. Leclerc wasn’t content with his performance.

Now as he prepares himself for the ninth round of the championship, which is going to take place at the same venue. Leclerc is hoping to deliver a better result for the Scuderia and help them take back the third place in the constructor’s against rivals, McLaren.

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Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Francois Nel

The Ferrari driver has only failed to score points for the Marenell0-based team only on two occasions so far this season. One in France where he placed sixteenth, and in Monaco, his home race where he retired just after the warmup lap.

Leclerc is confident in the car that Ferrari has produced and knows it can deliver crucial results the team desperately needs. Can Charles redeem himself when he zips around Austria in the upcoming weekend? We won’t have that long as the race is just a few days away.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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