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Ferrari can use Sainz to strain Perez in Abu Dhabi – Leclerc – EAST AUTO NEWS

Ferrari can use Sainz to strain Perez in Abu Dhabi – Leclerc


Charles Leclerc says Ferrari ought to do completely different methods between himself and Carlos Sainz to assist put strain on Sergio Perez within the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Perez and Leclerc are stage on factors heading into the ultimate race, with the 2 drivers preventing to be runner-up within the drivers’ championship this season. Perez begins second alongside Max Verstappen after Pink Bull locked out the entrance row, however Leclerc — who certified third — says having an all-Ferrari second row supplies the crew with its personal choices to assault.

“Tough to say for the technique,” Leclerc mentioned. “I feel we’ll must see as soon as we’re within the race, and what are the alternatives at that second. Clearly, Carlos is beginning proper behind me and hopefully we are able to put a little bit of strain on Checo by doing various things. …I imply, whatever the championship, if there’s a chance, I’ll attempt to go for it.”

The Monegasque believes Ferrari missed a chance to problem Perez extra carefully in qualifying by not copying Pink Bull’s slipstreaming ways.

“It was actually, actually difficult to place the tires in the suitable window, and you’re going to get a really completely different feeling from one lap to a different,” he mentioned. “And it was additionally rather a lot about administration, even in qualifying. In case you have been pushing first and second sector, then you’ll lose all of it in sector three.

“So I attempted to seek out that steadiness that I feel I discovered within the final lap of Q3, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient to problem Checo. We have been additionally a little bit bit alone. I had no slipstream, so I don’t know the way a lot this… We paid the value.”

Leclerc is barely fearful by Ferrari’s lack of tempo in FP2 on Friday night, with the one consultant session by way of observe circumstances seeing the Scuderia struggling in comparison with Pink Bull.

“We’ve had a tough FP2. Through the race simulations, it felt positively fairly a bit higher this morning, however we had no reference, so it’s a little bit of a query mark for now. I felt like we’re in a greater place in comparison with yesterday. Whether or not this is sufficient to beat the Pink Bulls tomorrow, I don’t know but, however we’ll give all of it.”

Ferrari can use Sainz to strain Perez in Abu Dhabi – Leclerc – EAST AUTO NEWS
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