If given the choice, Charles Leclerc has revealed he would rather finish third in the constructors' standings in than score a few race victories for Ferrari in 2021.
The Scuderia went winless in 2020 after a disappointing campaign that saw them finish sixth in the standings, their worst result since 1980. However they look improved after both Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished in the points in Bahrain.
When asked which result he would prefer, third in the standings or some race wins, in 2021, Leclerc made it clear that personal honours come second to a strong overall showing for Ferrari.
"Third in the drivers' championship," Leclerc told the Italian language version of Motorsport.com. "But that's tough to answer, because as a driver it's probably better to win a few races, but I think in the overall scheme of things the final position of the team is more important.
"Regardless, that's tough to answer."
Ferrari look to have an improved car after noted struggles in 2020, especially when it came to their power unit. However Leclerc believes the Scuderia have to remain cautious as their progress depends on how they stack up against the other teams.
"I think we've done some great work, but we have to keep our feet on the ground," Leclerc added. "We believe we haven't held anything back, but in F1 you must always be cautious because everything is relative.
"Your work is only good depending on how it stacks up with your rivals, therefore I don't want to say too much."