Ferrari warned Charles Leclerc has ‘got issues going on in his head’

Ferrari driver, Charles Leclerc, says that Budapest is one of his favourite cities to visit on the F1 schedule.

Charles Leclerc says he is excited about the Hungarian Grand Prix – because Budapest is one of his favourite cities on the F1 calendar.

The Monegasque driver says that the capital of Hungary has “very good restaurants.”

Leclerc is in desperate need of a comeback performance following his dismal 9th-placed finish at the British GP.

The Ferrari driver currently sits seventh in the Driver’s Standings with 74 points, below George Russell who is on 82 points.

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Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz, meanwhile, sits in fifth place with 83 points.

The Monegasque racer will be hoping for an improvement on his 2022 performance at The Hungaroring, where he finished sixth.

This followed strategic woes – a problem that has continued to dog Leclerc through the 2023 season.

It is reported that Leclerc is growing increasingly discontent with his Ferrari team.

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Tyre wear, balance issues, mistakes from the team and errors from Leclerc himself have caused lots of frustration at Ferrari.

His dissatisfaction with Ferrari was a contributing factor to F1 analyst Peter Windsor recently suggesting he should aim to move to Mercedes in the future.

When speaking about a potential Lewis Hamilton replacement, Leclerc was Windsor’s top pick.

Windsor commented: “I think Charles is such an interesting driver, such an interesting time with his career, because he’s very good, but he’s not looking very good.

“And he’s obviously got issues going on in his head to do with all the stuff that comes with the dramas at Ferrari and everywhere else.”

Leclerc is optimistic about improving upon last year’s Hungary GP performance though.

During a Ferrari preview of the upcoming GP weekend, Leclerc stated: “[It’s a] very, very technical track.

“[There are] normally quite warm conditions which makes it even harder for the race inside the car.”

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Leclerc went on to explain his affinity for Budapest, a renowned holiday destination across Europe. 

He remarked: “It’s also a city that I particularly enjoy. It’s probably one of my favourite cities to go to during the year.

“It’s always enjoyable to be here.”