Welcome to GPFans

CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY

  • NL
  • GB
  • FR
  • ES-MX
  • GB
Leclerc reveals his only path to F1 glory
WK2022
Hamilton claims success a Verstappen target as Horner assesses Ferrari link - GPFans F1 Recap
24
F1 LIVE - American rapper turns Bottas into viral sensation
New Aston Martin recruit reveals Red Bull chat
2
Wolff explains Mercedes Ricciardo approach
Piastri casts eye over Mercedes Renault power differences
Sainz lists two main targets for Ferrari success
Magnussen provides Haas "standing still" warning
1
F1 2023: Which track should replace the Chinese Grand Prix? - Poll result
Red Bull explain Mick Schumacher snub
2
Bottas undergoes striking transformation
2
Horner responds to sensational Ferrari switch rumour
Horner shares 'Shrek and Donkey' Vettel memory
Vettel reveals "boring" F1 retirement hope
8
Hamilton offers theory behind Verstappen behaviour
Leclerc reveals his only path to F1 glory

Leclerc reveals his only path to F1 glory

F1 News

Leclerc reveals his only path to F1 glory

Leclerc reveals his only path to F1 glory

Charles Leclerc feels there is only one way for Ferrari to deny Red Bull the F1 drivers' and constructors' titles this season.

The Monégasque driver heads into Sunday's French Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard Circuit trailing championship leader Max Verstappen by 38 points.

Although Leclerc has been able to claw back points in each of the last two races, the deficit is still in stark contrast to the advantage of 46 he enjoyed after leaving the third race of the year in Australia.

The 84-point swing has been the result of a number of reliability and tactical issues from Ferrari, leaving Leclerc to warn the Scuderia there can be no failings.

"I still believe in it as much as I did five races ago," said Leclerc when asked of his championship chances. "But yeah, we've made a few mistakes.

"We've had some reliability problems and now we just need to be perfect until the end of the season. I'm sure we can close that gap."

Leclerc - Closing the gap 'not impossible'

The fact Leclerc has been on the wrong end of a dramatic points swing already this season perfectly highlights to the 24-year-old it is possible to regain lost ground.

Asked if he can afford to fall further adrift with the season now at the halfway stage, Leclerc added: "The goal is still to win the championship.

"So yeah, I don't plan to lose any more points than what we already have. I mean, 38 is quite significant. That doesn't mean that it's not possible."

Ontdek het op Google Play