Charles Leclerc said he supports the Ferrari First Team of Frederic Vasseur, as they want to change the situation of the Scuderia and fight for the championship again in the future.
Vasseur is leaving his role as Alfa Romeo Team Principal – where he has been at the helm since 2017 – to take the helm at Ferrari ahead of the start of the season, following the departure of former team boss Mattia Binotto.
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It has been a difficult start for the French coach and his team, however, as they currently sit fourth in the championship with 78 points – 146 points from current leaders Red Bull – with Leclerc third in Baku. if it is their only chance to finish the stage. . away this season.
But Leclerc has already given his support to his new leader, and when asked what he has done about Vasseur’s attitude since taking the reins at Ferrari, the Monegasque believes he is putting everything into bringing success back to the team.
“Well, I think he’s starting this process now,” Leclerc said. “So far he basically tried to analyze the situation as quickly as possible to make the best possible changes for the future.
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“So yes, I think a lot of work will be done from now on – so we’ll see. Obviously, I talk to Fréd a lot and I know what his medium and long-term plans are for the team, and I fully support him and have full confidence in him.
He added: “So I believe this is the right choice, and it goes in the right direction for the team. So, for that, I’m looking forward to it. But yeah, let’s wait and see.”
Leclerc finished seventh in Miami, behind teammate Carlos Sainz in fifth, with both drivers complaining about the inconsistency of their cars. And ahead of their home race at Imola, Vasseur insists that, while the team will continue to make improvements, they must find a way to get more out of their car.
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“We will have an update, but to be honest [in Miami] the problem is not in the capacity of the car, I think if we put it all together we are there,” said Vasseur.
“It’s more an exploitation of the tools we have than an update. Of course we will bring an update but that’s not the case.