Charles Leclerc puts Red Bull on notice with impressive Ferrari practice pace
In a surprising turn of events, Charles Leclerc has sent shockwaves through the Formula 1 paddock by declaring Ferrari’s performance during Friday’s practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix as their best showing of the entire 2023 season. This announcement has confirmed the fears of rival team Red Bull, who have been closely monitoring Ferrari’s progress.
Ferrari has struggled to make a mark on the championship this year, with Leclerc’s third-place finish in Azerbaijan being the team’s only podium result in the first seven races of the season. Since their last victory at the Austrian Grand Prix in July of the previous year, the team has been working tirelessly to regain their winning form. Their efforts culminated in a significant upgrade package that was introduced at the previous race in Spain, which included a more conventional sidepod design, in a bid to propel the Scuderia back into regular victory contention.