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Leclerc “pretty sure” Ferrari will perform better in Brazil

Charles Leclerc at the Mexico City GP. Credits: @ScuderiaFerrari (Twitter).

Charles Leclerc admitted that he “can’t imagine” Ferrari performing worse in Brazil compared to Mexico.

Ferrari did not manage to challenge Red Bull Racing and Mercedes for victory at the Mexico City GP. Carlos Sainz and Leclerc finished the race 5th and 6th respectively, around a minute away from winner Max Verstappen.

Leclerc believes that Ferrari’s performance at Interlagos will be better though the track is also located at a high altitude.

“I can’t imagine being worse than that, but I am pretty sure it will be better here,” he said.

“We were struggling with power unit performance in Mexico because of the altitude and probably didn’t get the perfect balance either which didn’t help.

“The combination of the two made us struggle a lot, but I’m confident we will be better here.

“There’s been quite a lot of analysis and I believe that we’re [nearing] the sweet spot of the car – and that caused all the problems – I won’t go too much into details, but it was very tricky to drive.

“Obviously you lose a bit of confidence and then you lose a little bit here and it adds up to an accumulation and means we just struggle more.”

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