Horner: Aus GP could be a ‘a bit of headache’ for Ferrari

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Horner: Aus GP could be a ‘a bit of headache’ for Ferrari

Christian Horner reckons Ferrari are in for a “little bit of a headache” in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, such is the F1-75’s porpoising across the Albert Park circuit.

Porpoising is the excitement phrase of this yr’s championship, a consequence of utilizing floor impact aerodynamics to create downforce.

It ends in the automobiles bouncing alongside the straights, some worse than others.

However whereas Mercedes have appeared to endure essentially the most, Ferrari had points with it on the revamped Albert Park circuit.

Each Charles Leclerc and his team-mate Carlos Sainz bounced their method by qualifying, though that didn’t cease the Monégasque driver from placing his automotive on pole place forward of Max Verstappen.

Sainz, although, didn’t fare as nicely within the lap occasions, the Spaniard down in ninth place within the grid.

Horner reckons the Scuderia team-mates are in for a tough experience on the 58-lap Australian Grand Prix.

“It appears like they’ll have a little bit of a headache with all that bouncing happening,” the Crimson Bull crew boss informed Sky Sports activities F1.

“And, after all, what we don’t actually know, as a result of the lengthy runs weren’t lengthy sufficient, is whether or not that’s going to impact degradation and different traits.

“I feel it’s going to be robust for them. We all know they’ve received a really, very fast automotive however I nonetheless suppose we will race them.”

Verstappen will line up second along with his team-mate Sergio Perez P3. Which means Crimson Bull have the prospect to

“After some adjustments, the automotive felt higher and extra steady after that, in order that’s good. Ferrari appears very sturdy once more, however we’re shut,” he stated.

“Most likely within the race tempo every little thing stabilises just a little bit however for me this weekend up to now has been all over.

 

“After all I’m completely satisfied to be second however after all I feel additionally as a crew we wish extra.”

Neither Leclerc nor Verstappen has ever gained the Australian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas the one previous winners on the grid.

 

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