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Leclerc: I feel good, but definitely more to come

Leclerc: I feel good, but definitely more to come

Leclerc: I feel good, but definitely more to come
Charles Leclerc and Ferrari had a great start to their 2022 Formula 1 campaign, the driver admitting he feels he’s in good form, warning there is more to come.

Leclerc won the first of the 2022 season in Bahrain, as Ferrari seem to have come up with a proper race car in the form of the F1-75. Despite losing out to Max Verstappen in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix a week later, the Monegasque doesn’t seem to be bothered, but promising more from the Reds.

“I feel good in general, but there’s definitely more to come,” was Leclerc’s response to the media in Jeddah, when asked how he felt his form, as well as his team’s, is good enough for the Title fight.

“The thing I’m happy about is not really the performance but that I know exactly where I still need to work, and what I need to improve to unlock more performance.

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“Whether it will be enough or not to win the World Championship, I have no idea. It’s still very early on in the season, but let’s say that it’s a very good start to the season.

“As I said many times, I think development will be key, and we as drivers need to help the team in the best way possible to keep this competitiveness,” the 24-year-old concluded.

Leclerc ready for a Title fight

Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto backed Leclerc to fight for the Title this year when asked by the media in Saudi Arabia about his driver’s chances of launching a sustained fight against Verstappen.

“I think he is [ready to fight for the title], I think he is,” he said.

“But [it’s] something I was expecting when renewing with him in the last year, up to 2024, because we know what he is capable of.

“I think that he is simply demonstrating that he’s capable of fighting for the championship,” Binotto added.

“No doubt, he’s got the talent, he’s got the capacity, he is a very good racer and I am very happy with what he is proving during these two racesm,” the Swiss-born Italian concluded.

With a win a piece for each, Leclerc and Verstappen will resume their – thrilling and clean up to now – tussle in Melbourne during the 2022 Australian Grand Prix in less than two week’s time.