Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), two-day winner in Austria, will try to confirm his readiness to fight for the title in the French Grand Prix, the twelfth of the Formula 1 World Championship, which will take place on Sunday at Paul Ricard de Le Castellet; Where he must cut points from Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), the clear leader of the championship.
Tire management will be a major factor as it will be very hot this weekend, and the temperatures are very hot. I’m optimistic that we will be ready for Sunday because we know where we need to improve,” Leclerc said.
Whatever happens at Paul Ricard, Max Verstappen, Austria’s winner in the sprint test that determined the qualification – who also distributed the points, among the top eight – will lead France.
The Dutchman leads the championship with 208 points, 38 points ahead of Leclerc, who ranked second in the overall standings, and Chico, who is now third with 151 points.
Paul Ricard is a 5,842-meter track, with long straight lines and 15 curves – nine to the right and six to the left – some very technical and high-speed, with two DRS zones, ahead of the first and eighth; Which is scheduled to give next Sunday 53 laps to complete the 309.6 kilometer route.
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