Charles Leclerc got his second victory of the 2022 F1 season in Australia, while his main rivals had many problems, and that meant that the Monegasque has at his disposal a gap of 34 points with respect to George Russell, although the Briton seems not to it is a real danger after seeing the performance of the Mercedes.
The Ferrari driver is 38 points ahead of his teammate, Carlos Sainz, but combined they make the team top of the constructors’ standings, something that has not been seen for a long time in Maranello.
Although it is still early in the season, with another 20 Grands Prix to go, the resurrection of the Italians has made the tifosi very excited, as Formula 1 will touch down in Imola for the first of two races at the home of the equipment.
The world leader has warned Ferrari that they cannot get carried away by the emotion of being first or by the sensations caused by the great start of the course in 2022, so they should not “exaggerate” in their attempt to get another title from the last in 2008.
Asked how he hoped to get into the weekend for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and what he expected, he said: “I can imagine it, but I don’t want to think about it because it’s too early in the year.”
“It’s good to be up front in the championship, 34 points is always good at any time, but I don’t want to focus too much on the championship at the moment,” he continued. “Italy will be amazing, but we have to approach the grand prix in the same way that we did in the first three of the season.”
“We are working very well as a team since the beginning of the campaign, and we just have to keep doing our thing, as we did in the first three weekends,” said the Monegasque.
Leclerc has the advantage of having experienced tifosi pressure on his debut with the Maranello team, as during the 2019 Italian Grand Prix he waged a red-hot battle with Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas throughout the race. Test.
“Italy for us is always amazing so I can’t wait to be there. Monza was a very intense race with Lewis [Hamilton] behind, but again I just tried not to think too much about where we are,” he recalled when asked. SkySports F1 .
“Although the stands will look different there (in Imola), there will be a little more red, we will try to focus on our work and not too much on where we are in the championship,” said the world leader.