Charles Leclerc admits that he does not want to concentrate too much on the title fight at the moment.

Leclerc started the 2022 F1 season with two victories and a runner-up finish. The Monegasque is currently leading the Drivers’ Championship with a 34-point advantage over the closest opponent George Russell.

The Emilia Romagna GP is the next race in the calendar and it will take place next weekend. Though Leclerc thinks that Ferrari’s current form will bring excitement at Imola, he does not want to concentrate on the championship battle right now.

“Oh yeah, I can imagine it, but I don’t want to think about it too much because it’s still very early in the season,” he said.

“Obviously, it’s good to be in the lead of the championship. Thirty-four points is always good to take wherever you are in the calendar but I don’t want to focus too much on the championship for now.

“Italy will be incredible, but we need to approach the race weekend just like we approached the first three weekends. I think it’s extremely important not to put on ourselves extra pressure and not try to overdo things.

“We are working as a team extremely well since the beginning of the season and we just need to keep doing our job, just like we did in the first three weekends.”

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