Charles Leclerc says he’s already feeling more comfortable with this year’s Ferrari than he ever did with last year’s car.
The team suffered a disastrous 2021 campaign with Sebastian Vettel particularly badly hit, while Leclerc did at least manage two podium positions and battled his way to eighth in the final standings.
But even he was unhappy with the car’s balance last season, and is please and somewhat relieved to find major improvements with the SF21.
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“It is quite difficult with these conditions to compare with last year,” he said after completing his time behind the wheel in three days of pre-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit.
“Last year I was struggling quite a lot when there were warm temperatures,” he noted. “This year it feels a bit better for now, especially from the rear of the car.
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“The balance feels quite good and I’m at ease with the car,” he continued. “Let’s wait and see, but for now it feels positive.”
Leclerc went on to explain where the improvements had been made in the design of this year’s chassis.
“There’s not only been progress aerodynamically, but also on the on the rear end of the car as a whole,” he said.