Leclerc Believes F1 Title Is Still Within Reach Despite Slow Start to Season
Ferrari promised that the SF-23 would be “unprecedented in terms of speed” in the lead-up to the new season, but that hasn’t been the case. In reality, no driver has been able to win a race or even place on the podium thus far.
Ferrari is now in fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship with just 26 points, and Carlos Sainz is tied for fourth in the Drivers’ Championship with 26 points. Leclerc is only ranked P8.
The Monegasque driver was forced to withdraw from the season-opening race in Bahrain after his car broke down. This resulted in a grid penalty for the next race in Saudi Arabia as the team had to install his third Control Electronics unit of the year.