RED BULL are frightened of Ferrari’s tempo as Charles Leclerc leads the drivers’ championship after 4 races.
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Crimson Bull’s Christian Horner has fears Ferrari will stay aggressive for the whole season after the Prancing Horse has dominated the opening a part of the season. Horner mentioned Ferrari was merely ‘unfortunate’ at Imola as Sainz crashed out and Leclerc misplaced locations after a late spin.
Nevertheless, he warned the Scuderia could be ‘tremendous aggressive’ in Miami and certain for the remainder of the season in a significant blow to Crimson Bull’s title possibilities. Chatting with Motorsport.com, he mentioned: “Ferrari have gotten an excellent automotive, they have nice drivers. They have been unfortunate.
“However for certain they’ll be tremendous aggressive in two weeks’ time [in Miami]. And I feel it will be like that for the entire season.” Ferrari and Crimson Bull share two wins apiece from the opening 4 races however mechanical failures have performed their half.
A double retirement in Bahrain and one other failure for Max Verstappen in Australia noticed the Dutchman drop not less than 36 factors.
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Christian Horner has warned Ferrari can be aggressive all season (Picture: Getty)
The problems appeared resolved at Imola because the workforce cashed in with a one-two end as Ferrari faltered. It means the reigning champion is behind Leclerc by 27 factors with Ferrari forward by 11.
Horner didn’t react if requested whether or not there was extra respect between Vertsappen and Leclerc than Hamilton final 12 months. Nevertheless, he did declare Verstappen and Leclerc ‘know one another’ which helped of their battles on monitor.
The Crimson Bull workforce principal claimed there was ‘real respect’ between the 2 drivers. Horner added: “I feel they’ve grown up racing one another in karting and so forth, and so they know one another very properly.
“They arrive from the identical technology, and there’s a real respect between the 2 of them.”
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Ferrari has had an excellent begin to the 2022 season (Picture: Getty)
Nevertheless, Ferrari workforce principal Mattia Binotto refused to rule out competitors, warning different groups are solely somewhat bit behind on tempo.
He mentioned: “When coming to the winter testing, we knew we had a aggressive automotive however definitely I wasn’t anticipating such an excellent begin to the season, I feel it will be unfair to assume that. I nonetheless consider that the distinction between us and the others might be little or no. It is going to be an excellent battle within the subsequent races definitely.”