Original title: Leclerc revealed that Ferrari will have a "big" upgrade Binotto poured cold water on himself
As we all know, Ferrari made a small upgrade to the SF1000 at the Russian Grand Prix, and Leclerc thus achieved the best result of the Prancing Horse in the last five races-sixth place. However, according to "Lock", Ferrari will bring a "bigger" upgrade in the Eiffel Grand Prix.
Ferrari brought some new components to Russia, including rear wing end plates, new nose caps and steering blades. However, these upgrades are seen as part of the process of correcting racing problems. Leclerc said the car was not much different from before, but the data showed a little improvement.
"In terms of driving, we did not feel a big difference. But the data shows that there are still small gains. This is our expectation, so this is already positive. Now I am looking forward to the next race, usually the situation We will have a bigger upgrade next."
Although Leclerc is saying that the new components of the Nürburgring will be upgraded "more aggressively", the team director Binotto downplayed this. According to Binotto, this is not a "significant" matter, but just another step to improve the SF1000.
"As Leclerc said, we still have some upgrades at the Nürburgring, but they are also not major upgrades," Binotto said. "But for us, considering the level of competitiveness, I think the upgrade is still important. Then we will focus on the diffuser for the rest of the season, but when it will happen, it is still unclear."
Binotto also analyzed Leclerc's achievements in Sochi. In his opinion, he got a good result. The characteristics of the track are one of the reasons, and then the upgrade of the Ferrari car. "I don't think that the sixth place is due to the upgrade of the car. Of course, the upgrade will definitely help, but this is not the main reason. As Leclerc said, I think we have a better balance there, mainly the track. Because of the characteristics of the car. I hope we can regain some competitiveness at the Nürburgring, so that drivers have the opportunity to compete for a better position at least in the future."
Ferrari is currently sixth in the standings with 74 points. It is 25 points behind Renault and 292 points less than the lead Mercedes. According to the race plan, in October and November, the 11th Eiffel Grand Prix of the season will be held at the Nürburgring Circuit in Germany. (Tauranga)