Charles Leclerc: "Ferrari better in Holland than in Belgium, but we're all close"

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Charles Leclerc: "Ferrari better in Holland than in Belgium, but we're all close"

Charles Leclerc on Ferrari set the best time in Free 2 at Zandvoort, Dutch GP test of the F1 weekend. The Ferrari driver explained: "Ferrari a little bit better than Spa, but we are all extremely close. It is still a surprise to see so many drivers close, it will be a complicated race but we try to make more progress.

I was not totally comfortable with the balance, there was a lot of understeer and when exiting the corner I had some tugs. We have to work on this and I'm sure we will take a step forward for tomorrow. " At the press conference, his teammate, Carlos Sainz, explained: " "I think we can be closer here to Red Bull.

Spa was a perfect example of how a bad weekend can change the perception in F1. We are learning a lot after the race. The team has produced a very strong car. and it was the goal to get back to fighting at the top. Of course, there are things we can grow in, but the team is solid and this will allow us to take further steps and realize more.

Red Bull raised the bar race after race, but we're not that far off. On tracks like Spa they are favorites, but we can learn this from the weekend. We have always been close, maybe I'm too optimistic but I don't think we'll see a gap like in Belgium yet.

I think the relationship with Lando has also improved after my goodbye at McLaren. Now, for example, we can talk more openly about competitions. We have a good time together, there is respect. You can be friends between pilots."

Norris' words

Norris of McLaren, told: "We understood our problems in Belgium, but it wasn't a worse weekend than others.

Nothing terrible, it was difficult to overtake and make a comeback to score points. Updates? In Belgium nothing special, a wing with less load but nothing more. Here in the Netherlands I hope for a performance in line with that of Budapest.

Friendship with Carlos Sainz? We have a long future together, we cannot know how the relationship will change. so much respect, he has taught so many things. I still support him and he supports me, but when we are on the track we fight and these are also pleasant aspects. But I am also a friend of Ricciardo, beyond what you hear around!"

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