Charles Leclerc has praised his Scuderia Ferrari car for the victory at the Australian Grand Prix.
Though the Monegasque admitted to being content with his performance throughout the whole weekend, he recognized his victory wouldn’t have been possible without the form of his car.
“In Formula 1 it’s the first one [race] where we control the gap a bit,” he said in the post-race interview.
“Honestly, what a car today. Obviously I did a good job in the weekend but it wouldn’t have been possible without the car.”
Leclerc struggled with the second safety car restart as Max Verstappen aggressively charged in an aim to take the lead. However, the Dutchman failed to do so.
“It was very difficult, I had huge understeering through the last corner but then we managed to keep the first position, I managed to keep the grip.”
When asked about Ferrari’s aim for a championship victory, the Monegasque said it’s still too early to talk about it, but didn’t rule his chances out if the team keeps a strong performance.
“We’re only at the third race so it’s difficult to think about the championship, we got a strong reliable car so we hope it continues like this, and, if it does, we obviously have chances for the championship, which makes me smile because it’s been difficult for the team and for myself these past two years.”