Scuderia Ferrari Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc confirmed that he has ‘no concerns’ for having to use a new chassis in the last two rounds of the 2021 Formula 1 season, after damaging his original one in the qualifying session for the Qatar Grand Prix last weekend.
The Maranello team identified a crack in the chassis at the end of the qualifying session for the Qatar race at the Losail International Circuit, an issues which was caused by the kerbs on Formula 1’s first visit to the venue.
When asked about the possibility of fixing the damaged chassis in time for the Arabian Grand Prix at the brand-new Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Scuderia Ferrari boss Mattia Binnoto explained: “The chassis will certainly be repaired. If that will be the chassis that will race, I don’t think so at that stage of the season but I think what we discovered, there was not time to repair it and the chassis we fit onto the car was the same specification to the one he had so I don’t think there is a preference between the two. The one that will be repaired will very likely be the spare for the rest of the season.” – the Italian side’s team principal added.
Despite showing some strong performances with the chassis that sustained damage, Charles Leclerc confirmed there were no worries regarding this aspect for the last two rounds of the championship: “No, no, I don’t have any concerns once I knew the chassis was changed. It is normally not a thing where you have much difference if you are going to another chassis.” – Charles Leclerc concluded.