Charles Leclerc said that he hopes that something different and unexpected will happen in Spa since he believes the Belgian venue does not suit Ferrari.
Leclerc’s Hungarian GP ended after only one corner after making contact with Lance Stroll. Therefore, he hopes to score some good points in the first race after the summer break.
“I think this particular track is on paper quite a difficult one for us. Having said that, we’ve had some quite good surprises this year already so hopefully we’ll have another good one this weekend and be more competitive than what we thought coming here but on paper, it doesn’t look like a strong track for us.”
Mattia Binotto also said several weeks ago that Ferrari is going to introduce a new power unit, which will not be available at Spa, and it should make its debut after Monza. Leclerc also spoke about the introduction of the new power unit, saying that he does not know precisely when it will be fitted onto the car.
“I know there’s an upgrade, it will be on the hybrid part of the engine. When we will bring it, we don’t know yet.”
Carlos Sainz, on the other hand, ended the first part of the season on a high. He managed to finish on the podium in Hungary after Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification.
“Two [post-race podiums] out of three now? Two out of four? It’s quite strange but good news for us in the end, both for myself and the team and the championship.
“It [Hungary] was a fun race, it was a tricky one with how everything played out, it was ages ago now – I don’t even remember what happened. But it was good, it gave us a good feeling to go into the summer break.
“I went out with the guys on Sunday evening, I was in the middle of dinner when I realized, I was on the podium, so we ordered a little bottle of champagne and celebrated there. But it was weird, a very weird feeling.”