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Leclerc highlights Ferrari's 'main priority' as Hungarian GP weekend develops

Despite Ferrari topping both practice sessions at the Hungaroring on Friday, Charles Leclerc knows the Scuderia need to keep that advantage in the wet conditions forecast for Saturday.

Charles Leclerc says he hopes Ferrari's advantage in dry running at the Hungaroring will also extend to the wet conditions forecast for Saturday. Leclerc and teammate Carlos Sainz each topped a practice session on Friday ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, but with rain looking likely for qualifying, the Monegasque stressed the need for Ferrari to maintain their advantage in the wet. "It looks like it's going to rain tomorrow, so we'll have to be on top of this and obviously put the tyres in the right window, which is always difficult whenever it's raining, so this will be our main priority for tomorrow," Leclerc told Sky Sports F1 . "But hopefully, if we can manage to put them in the right window, we will also have this advantage."

Leclerc and Ferrari enjoy "very productive" first day

Should rain appear on Saturday as predicted, Friday's running may prove to be the last time the cars take to the track in dry conditions before Sunday's Grand Prix. However, Leclerc is confident he has done enough to be ready for a dry race. "Yeah, we did. It's been a very productive day. We changed quite a lot of things on the car," he explained. "On my side, FP1 was quite tricky, [but] FP2 we took the right road, so [I'm] confident that we did the right work for Sunday."

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