Charles Leclerc has said the aim of Ferrari in Hungary is to top the midfield, amid speculation of its pace at a track which should suit the Prancing Horse.

The last tight and twisty track Formula 1 went to was Monaco, where Leclerc took a controversial pole after crashing. He did not start the race due to a gearbox failure, but his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz took home a very respectable second place in the race.

Ahead of Hungary, another tight and tricky circuit, Leclerc said his aim is not pole or a race win, but to beat McLaren and take points out of them in the constructors title.

“I feel like it can be a strong race for us,” Leclerc said. “I don’t think we will be at the level of performance as we’ve seen in Monaco, but I hope we can at least be on top of the midfield which is the reality of where we’re fighting this year.”

“So this is the most important target for this weekend and I think we are quite confident we can achieve that if we do a good job. It’s not a particularly strong track for myself as a driver but I will try to make the best job possible.”

Ferrari sit fourth in the title, just 15 points adrift of McLaren, as Formula 1 wraps up the first half of its season.

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