That race at Silverstone, with the delaminations on the front left, remained with him. Not just because of the absolutely insane ending, but because it is his last podium in Formula 1. Charles Leclerc, since the 2020 British Grand Prix, has no longer entered the top three. A fast that has lasted since last August 2: almost a year, characterized by six fourth places and some magic on Saturday (two pole positions). But never a joy on Sunday. Leclerc – like all his colleagues – has a double opportunity this weekend, with the debut of the Sprint Qualifying. Who knows, maybe the variant could help the Monegasque run to the coveted podium, even if Silverstone is certainly not the ideal track for Ferrari.
Binotto: “At Silverstone we will suffer”
“Sure, it’s been a long time, but there’s been an improvement since then. We are going on the right path, I have a lot of confidence in my team and I am happy with how we are progressing. The podium this weekend is perhaps too optimistic, but you never know, if there is a chance I will take advantage of it. In Ferrari I am calm, there is a good synergy with Carlos, we are working well together and I believe in the project. We are all giving our all“, He told Sky Sports Leclerc on the sidelines of the delivery of the Lorenzo Bandini prize. The Monegasque then also spoke about the Europeans and the future in Ferrari, indirectly denying a series of rumors and speculations about his alleged transfer to Red Bull: “I was in Munich, there are also some videos of mine that I jump and celebrate. It was all beautiful, emotion and sport in general are part of the Italian DNA. We are here to do the same with Ferrari. I believe 2022 can be a good opportunity. The car will change completely and there will be an opportunity for Ferrari to do well. We will see how it goes and what it takes to win. The team is certainly very important. We drive the car and are in front of the cameras, but whoever is in Maranello makes the difference even more and we are all united to fight for the goals“.