Charles Leclerc says he is prepared to be patient following Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto’s admission the team’s recovery could take “many years”.Binotto warned it could take years for the team to become a leading force in F1 again.
Asked whether he was prepared to wait that long, Leclerc laughed: “Well, on one hand, I don’t really have a choice!
“Surely it will take some some patience and I’m ready to wait. But it’s also my job to try and make this whole process as short as possible and for us to come back where we deserve to be.
“It’s not going to be easy. It will take time. But I’m ready for this. My job is to give my best anyway in every situation we are in.”
The arrival of new technical regulations in 2022 will present an opportunity for Ferrari to use its significant resources to close the gap to its rivals. However Leclerc says the team must also learn how it lost its way this year.
“The most important [thing] for now is to try to work out why we are struggling so much this year,” he said. “This will help the future in any way.
“So I’m trying to work as hard as possible like everyone does in the team to try and find the issues and have a solid basis for the years to come.”
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