F1, Ferrari: Charles Leclerc wants to break Max Verstappen’s dominance

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Prancing Horse driver wants to break Verstappen’s dominance

Charles Leclerc spoke at a press conference after his great comeback to take third place in the Grand Prix at the U.S. circuit in Austin.

The Ferrari driver had his say about Max Verstappen’s dominance, which began with last season’s victory and has been prolonged in the season that is drawing to a close.

The risk for the other teams is that the Dutchman from Red Bull will continue to dominate in the coming years.

“I hope not. I will do everything to make sure it doesn’t happen and we are working as a team to make sure it doesn’t happen. I think it’s very clear for us where we need to improve. On the dry lap we are very strong. In the race, however, we are struggling with the tires. So we are working on that, and I hope we will see results as early as next year. Looking at the season, there was not only tire degradation, but also errors in strategy, communication and tire management are part of these things. We are trying to take advantage of these last few races in the best way possible to challenge Max and Red Bull next year. But I am confident that we can do it, because I know how hard we are working and I am convinced that we are going in the right direction,” Leclerc responded clearly.

Charles is the third driver from the Principality to have competed in the Formula 1 World Championship after Louis Chiron and Olivier Beretta, as well as the youngest ever to win a Grand Prix driving a Ferrari single-seater. In 2019, he made his debut with the Rossa, taking Kimi Raikkonen’s place, and in March he scored his first career pole position, in Bahrain. His first success with the Prancing Horse came at the Spa circuit in Belgium on September 1, 2019.

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