Charles Leclerc asks Ferrari to fix ‘problem’ despite Lewis Hamilton’s wish

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CHARLES LECLERC has spoken out on Ferrari’s porpoising issues after Lewis Hamilton admitted he needs Mercedes have been in the identical scenario.

Charles Leclerc asks Ferrari to fix 'problem' despite Lewis Hamilton's wish

Charles Leclerc responds to Lewis Hamilton’s Ferrari want after Australian GP victory (Picture: GETTY)

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Charles Leclerc insists Ferrari should proceed to work on their porpoising issues though Lewis Hamilton admits he needs Mercedes have been in the identical place because the Prancing Horse. Leclerc admits Ferrari’s tempo has not been affected by the automobile’s bouncing in contrast to how badly the Silver Arrows have been hampered, however is keen to see his group discover a answer.

Hamilton completed fourth on the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday and is definitely forward of reigning champion Max Verstappen within the Drivers’ Championship because of Crimson Bull’s reliability issues. However the Briton, and Mercedes, are properly adrift of the tempo being set by Leclerc and Verstappen and partly due to porpoising.

Seven-time F1 world champion Hamilton admitted on Saturday he needs Mercedes may cope with the bouncing of their automobile in addition to Ferrari have, saying: “I do not perceive it and I do not assume anybody does. I want ours was the identical, but it surely’s not. In some locations, the automobile would not really feel horrible, it is simply not as quick because the others.

“The place you are actually sad is within the porpoising, that is actually the worst attribute I’ve skilled in a automobile. We won’t do away with it in the meanwhile.” Leclerc received comfortably in Melbourne after holding off Verstappen regardless of encountering the identical problem because the Mercedes.

Charles Leclerc asks Ferrari to fix 'problem' despite Lewis Hamilton's wish

Charles Leclerc responds to Lewis Hamilton’s Ferrari want after Australian GP victory (Picture: GETTY)

The Monegasque, now a four-time Grand Prix winner, mentioned in Australia after Hamilton’s feedback: “I do not know why, however I’m not very delicate to it. It seems to be extraordinarily dangerous on the onboards. After all, I really feel it but it surely would not disturb me an excessive amount of, by way of efficiency.

“Only for Flip 9 perhaps just a little bit, as a result of it is simply tough. It is bouncing quite a bit. But it surely’s undoubtedly one thing we need to deal with as a result of it would not assist us for consistency, particularly upon getting bouncing in a nook – it may be an issue. So we have to work on that.”

Leclerc doesn’t imagine that Ferrari would have much more tempo even when they’d no porpoising in any way down the straights. He mentioned: “It wasn’t a difficulty. I could not have gone quicker if I did not have the bouncing.

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“For the restart, it was a bit tough as a result of I had it earlier than Flip 1, so that you’re by no means as assured to only brake extraordinarily onerous for Flip 1. However every part went properly, it was simply not so snug to do 58 laps like this.”

Hamilton in the meantime admitted post-race that Mercedes, who achieved a podium in Australia via George Russell, are merely on a harm limitation train till they will appropriate their issues. He mentioned: “I could not combat for third as a result of the engine was overheating so I needed to again off. I simply needed to sit behind, however – we bagged as many factors as we may as a group and that is nice.

“This weekend, we have had so many troublesome moments with the automobile, so to get ourselves fifth and sixth in qualifying, to progress like we now have and have the reliability – we undoubtedly did not count on to have a 3rd and fourth. Yeah, that is the objective proper now – whereas we nonetheless have these issues, it is simply maximise our factors and that is what we have finished at the moment.”


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