The eternal butt between Ferrari is McLaren in this championship today he scored a point in favor of the Maranello team. Not literally, because we will have to wait for tomorrow and Sunday to move the championship standings, but in terms of performance. In fact, Charles Leclerc was able to get behind both of the papaya cars of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo on this Friday evening’s shift. The two standard bearers from Woking closed their Friday in sixth and seventh place respectively. In front of them, for a few thousandths, also the Red Bull of Sergio Perez.
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Just Norris, interviewed by Sky Sports F1, however, he preached calm and patience, remembering that what counts are the points and that they can be won especially on Sunday: “IThe main point is Sunday, because tomorrow we are unlikely to be on the podium – warned the Bristol native – it is much more important on Sunday. Nothing should be done that could put us in a bad position for Sunday“. Norris, however, also admitted that he will try to recover some positions on the track tomorrow: “Charles is 7 cents ahead of us. I haven’t improved on my last lap, but the goal for us is to move a few positions ahead “, he concluded.
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Regretted Daniel Ricciardo, also convinced that this Friday’s result could have been slightly better: “I liked going from PL1 directly into qualifying. Who knows what it will be like tomorrow, but so far everything has gone well. I am a little frustrated because I felt I had some more – admitted the Australian – I think we had a little more on the last try. If you look at the times, Charles is fourth by heart and half a tenth ahead of us. I feel it was [un risultato] achievable“.