The announcement of the replacement of the power unit was made by the team principal of the Cavallino team, Mattia Binotto: "Charles will have a new power unit since his was damaged on Saturday in Austin and this forced him to mount a unit used and less powerful for the rest of the weekend – he declared -. Equipping your SF90 with a new power unit means taking penalty on the grid, but at least in Sao Paulo we expect to return to the usual levels of performance and to be able to fight with a fighting spirit to finish the season on an increasing scale ”.
"This will be important to seek confirmation of the fact that we are doing progress with our car – continued Binotto – and to try to bring this state of form into the winter break. I know that our drivers and the whole team are absolutely focused on this ".
In presenting the tender, however, Leclerc focused on variables on the track, rather than on the penalty: "The track is always unpredictable – said the young Ferrari driver – and this obviously affects the conditions that change from day to day, and the weather can be a variable able to reshuffle the cards on the table ".
Variables that also concern Leclerc's teammate, Sebastian Vettel: "When you compete in St. Paul, in Brazil, it is always an unknown quantity, anything can always happen. I don't know why, but there is something special about this track and in these places. For every occasion something crazy happens and if it doesn't happen then you can be sure that it will happen the following year ".
"This is another track that in the recent past has been a friend of our team – the four-time world champion added -: I remember, for example, that last year here Kimi Raikkonen he had risen to the podium, while two years ago I won the race. Certainly, at the level of atmosphere, it is one special ride: Brazilians are probably the noisier audience among those of the races we have on the calendar. They shout so loudly from the stands that we too can hear them in the car. The Brazilian fans really seem to be getting into the car with you ”.
SPORTAL.IT | 12-11-2019 15:06