Charles Leclerc believes that Scuderia Ferrari might not repeat their recent performance at the Hungarian GP.
After the struggles at the French GP, the Prancing Horses managed to get back on track and were very close to winning the race at Silverstone. Leclerc admitted that despite the latest results, they need to be realistic at Hungaroring.
“It’s good to be optimistic, I think we all want to be optimists after such a good performance in the last three races. On the other hand, we also need to be realistic,” the Monegasque said.
“It’s good and we are in a good mood but I feel like going for the win in Budapest might be a bit optimistic. Realistically, I think I would be happy if we are just behind the two top teams.”
Carlos Sainz supposes that the fact that Hungaroring has become a quicker race track in general could affect Ferrari.
“Budapest recently has become actually a medium to high-speed track in these cars,” he said.
“If you look at Monaco and Baku, there are second and third gear corners. Budapest nowadays with these crazily high downforce cars, you have a middle sector that you are in fourth, fifth gear all the time.
“So it’s not a pure low-speed track anymore like it used to be in the past. And I don’t think it’s going to be such a good track for us. I do think that is a great opportunity to be right behind the Red Bull and Mercedes.”