Charles Leclerc admits to disagreeing with Ferrari

Charles Leclerc has claimed just two podiums from the 10 completed races in 2023.

Charles Leclerc has admitted that himself and Ferrari do “disagree sometimes”, but only because they are “very honest with one another”.

Leclerc has endured a miserable 2023 campaign so far, with the Monegasque having once again suffered from Ferrari’s inconsistency.

Questionable team decisions, driver errors and a car which is below par, have resulted in a challenging 10 races for Leclerc.

It’s resulted in some heated radio conversations, mostly due to Leclerc being able to see things differently to his pitwall whilst racing.

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“We disagree sometimes as we are very honest with one another,” Leclerc told the Guardian.

“I say to the team what I think and the team say what they think. This is the way to move forward. I don’t think the trust has ever been an issue. We have a very different vision inside the car than what the team has on the pit wall, so these things can happen.”

Finishing ninth at the British Grand Prix recently certainly won’t have pleased the Monegasque, who heads to the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend looking to bounce back.

The Hungaroring was actually a venue last season where Ferrari cost Leclerc victory, following a strategic blunder.

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There is absolutely no doubt that Leclerc and Ferrari aren’t where they want to be currently, with the championship most definitely being over for them this season.

Leclerc is simply trying to “learn” from his and the team’s mistakes in order to move forward, an approach he’s trying to get the Italian side to incorporate as well.

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“There is this legend that some people have infinite confidence,” Leclerc added. “But there are moments that are difficult for everybody and you go through a period where you are asking yourself questions.

“I have always had the approach where I am asking myself: ‘Is this the right approach, Charles?’”

“I am very self-critical when I make a mistake but as part of a team I try to be very objective and very straight with them. I try to push everybody to have the same approach, to be self-critical and try to learn from it and improve.”