Charles Leclerc on Ferrari is ready to compete in the Japanese F1 GP in Suzuka. The Ferrari driver will start in second position, and at the press conference he told: "Sunday will be a good challenge, but the feeling is good.
It's a complicated lap here. If you go fast in the first sector then you lose something in the last. try to find balance. On the last lap I lost the tires in the last sector and also some time. We all came very close and this is nice.
We will try to have a good race. Sunday? We were able to do a few laps, so It will be a challenge. But we have a good feeling with the car. Let's wait to see what conditions there will be. It looks like it could rain. In case it will be fun.
In the race, the calls to the box will be fundamental. I am quite happy with my lap, in the last chicane I struggled with the rear because I pushed a lot and overheated the tires. in qualifying, however, I push a lot and when it comes to thousandths everything makes the difference.
Tomorrow the right calls in the pits will be essential given the weather, there is variable rain. If it rains I'll be happy. It will be difficult to predict what will happen, it is good exercise. The feeling is good, if it's dry Red Bull usually takes a good step, but if it's wet we will be there too.
Management will be different from Singapore, but the choices were right there and we need to go in that direction." Max Binotto said: "Ten thousandths is nothing, it's a shame about pole. But we're happy to see both drivers close to fighting for pole.
We saved a train like Max, tomorrow he can make a difference. Track conditions variables will lead us to have an advantage. The start will be important, we will analyze it as always and not only in the first corner. We will do it on the eve, tomorrow the first lap will be important.
dry Friday. I saw that Mercedes weren't close already from Q1. Verstappen's maneuver is risky, the regulation provides for either a reprimand or three positions on the grid."