Issues haven’t been totally plain crusing for Leclerc for the reason that 2020 season. As speedy as he’s, he finds himself behind team-mate Carlos Sainz within the factors.
Every so often, Ferrari has technically and operationally fallen behind the opposite main groups, however there have been a number of errors from the cockpit too. Tremendous-quick, thrilling, maybe enigmatic. Not for the primary time in historical past does this apply to a local French speaker not from France representing the Prancing Horse!
Alex Kalinauckas, who bought to know Leclerc in his days on the F2 beat in 2017, makes use of the assistance of the Monegasque himself to analyze how issues are going and the hopes that an upward Ferrari trajectory may be the prelude to a real problem to Max Verstappen and Crimson Bull. He additionally sits down with Leclerc for him to explain a few of his greatest races for Ferrari (together with as a junior).
Elsewhere on this newest problem, Stefan Mackley finds that DS Penske’s two Components E champions Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne are regaining optimism after a disappointing 2023 season, and Joey Barnes chats to IndyCar breakthrough star Kyle Kirkwood – the one driver to win races for Andretti Autosport this 12 months in a line-up that additionally included Colton Herta and Romain Grosjean…
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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23
Joey was additionally at Highway Atlanta for the Petit Le Mans IMSA finale. Whereas the Meyer Shank Racing Acura staff gained the 1000-mile race, there was an exciting four-way GTP title battle that went the way in which of Alexander Sims, Pipo Derani and the Motion Specific Racing Cadillac staff.
At Highway Atlanta, a sure Jenson Button made his race debut in a Hypercar, and his plans on this area for 2024 are one of many tales on this week’s Pit & Paddock.
We additionally deliver you all the newest within the nationwide motorsport scene, together with a wallow in Components Ford Competition nostalgia as everybody appears ahead to the newest instalment of the Manufacturers Hatch traditional this weekend.
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