Charles Leclerc warns Verstappen and Hamilton Ferrari will ‘unlock more performance’

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CHARLES LECLERC is main the championship after a win in Bahrain and a second in Saudi Arabia.

Charles Leclerc warns Verstappen and Hamilton Ferrari will 'unlock more performance'

Charles Leclerc has fired a warning to his title rivals (Picture: Getty)

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Charles Leclerc has piled the strain on rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, warning Ferrari may enhance in a title battle. The Monegasque claimed there was undoubtedly extra to come back” and stated he’s figuring out areas the place they’ll “unlock extra efficiency.

He warned growth will likely be key” as groups attempt to perceive the brand new 2022 rules. Nevertheless, he stated it was right down to the “drivers” to assist groups to remain aggressive all through the course of the season.

Chatting with RacingNews365, he stated: “I really feel good normally, however there’s undoubtedly extra to come back. The factor I’m completely happy about is just not actually the efficiency however that I do know precisely the place I nonetheless must work, and what I would like to enhance to unlock extra efficiency.

“Whether or not it is going to be sufficient or to not win the World Championship, I don’t know. It’s nonetheless very early on within the season, however let’s say that it’s an excellent begin to the season.

“As I stated many instances, I feel growth will likely be key, and we as drivers want to assist the crew in one of the simplest ways doable to maintain this competitiveness.” Ferrari has been the crew to beat to date with star performances in Sakhir and Jeddah.

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Charles Leclerc warns Verstappen and Hamilton Ferrari will 'unlock more performance'

Charles Leclerc appears to be like set to be embroiled in a title duel with Verstappen (Picture: Getty)

The Italian marque has scored 78 factors out of the 88 obtainable throughout each races. Leclerc simply edged Verstappen in a titanic battle in Bahrain with team-mate Carlos Sainz in third.

Verstappen simply acquired the higher of Leclerc final day trip in Saudi Arabia however Leclerc was main nearly the entire race The Ferrari man could have had an opportunity to go within the closing phases however a double waved yellow at flip one stopped him from utilizing the DRS.

Ferrari crew principal Mattia Binotto has additionally warned the crew had been nonetheless exhausting at work to seek out enhancements.

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Charles Leclerc warns Verstappen and Hamilton Ferrari will 'unlock more performance'

Mattia Binotto has additionally hinted Ferrari have extra to come back (Picture: Getty)

He stated: “It wasn’t simply the winter (by which we labored exhausting). This sort of challenge takes years. It has been an extended street and we aren’t completed but. There may be nonetheless lots to do and to enhance. We need to carry the Ferrari tradition again to this crew, that is what defines us.”

Binotto added the crew had improved their services and had been “significantly better ready than prior to now” for additional automotive growth.

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