Ferrari have stolen the headlines in pre-season testing so far. The red cars have looked consistently quick and ominously for their rivals, Charles Leclerc says they “are not flat out yet”…
The Scuderia suffered a blip on Wednesday when Sebastian Vettel crashed following a wheel rim issue, but they bounced back with aplomb on Thursday morning as Leclerc clocked up the fastest time of the test so far – 1m 16.231s – on the softest Pirelli compound, the C5.
“The car feels comfortable, from day one the balance is pretty nice and it hasn’t changed today, so it’s a positive day,” said Leclerc, who spoke to the media during the lunchbreak before jumping back in the car for the afternoon session.
“Obviously I think as every team we are not flat out. There’s still some margin, a bit obviously in myself. I still have to learn, I get more comfortable with the car lap after lap and with the car itself, so it’s looking good for now.”