‘Lando’s situation very similar to Charles Leclerc’

Ferrari and McLaren have failed to live up their potential in the first three races, leaving the teams in P4 and P5 in the Constructors’ Championship.

Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris could be set for another challenging year at their respective teams, as they both struggle to achieve the success they crave due to the cars they have at their disposal.

So far, Leclerc has ended two races early, having suffered a reliability issue in Bahrain and being spun into the gravel trap in Australia.

Norris has had an equally tough start to the year, ending the Bahrain GP as the last of the classified drivers and failing to beat his teammate in Bahrain, although he got a points finish in Australia.

“Everything about the first two races makes me feel that Ferrari are a little bit undercooked at the minute,” Formula One journalist Tom Clarkson said on the F1 Nation podcast. 

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“They’re just not getting anything quite right. The car isn’t quite fast enough. 

“Charles is already expressing a little bit of frustration over the radio as he did in Saudi. 

“It just feels that they’re half a step behind Aston Martin and two steps behind Red Bull at the moment. 

“Such is the relentless pace of Formula 1, can Ferrari make up the difference?  

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“I see Lando’s situation as very similar to Charles Leclerc’s at Ferrari. They’ve both been in Formula 1 for roughly the same amount of time, they both want to take the next step. 

“Lando wants to start winning races, Charles wants to start winning World Championships.  

“So what do you do if you’re Charles? What do you do if you’re Lando? 

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“I think you’ve just got to knuckle down and try and help motivate the people around you to do everything they can to improve the car,” headed.

Norris currently sits in P8 in the Drivers’ Standings on 8 points, while Leclerc is down in tenth with 6 points.

Ferrari is struggling to fight for the title this season, sitting in fourth place with 26 points, almost 100 behind Red Bull, while McLaren is in P5 after a double points finish in Australia.