Charles Leclerc has urged Ferrari to "focus on ourselves" and "understand" its issues surrounding F1's Pirelli tyres ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.
The Monegasque driver secured Ferrari's only podium of the year during a positive performance at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix – where he also secured pole position – but otherwise, the Scuderia has endured a miserable season.
Multiple crashes have thwarted progress and even after successful qualifying efforts, tyre degradation issues have left the SF-23s on the back foot compared to its rivals in Mercedes and Aston Martin.
This was made abundantly clear during a disastrous weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix, where Leclerc qualified only 19th and failed to return to the top 10, leaving scoreless with an 11th-place finish to his name.
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Maximise the upgrade
The Canadian Grand Prix this weekend comes off the back of Ferrari's Le Mans 24 Hours triumph and gives the Scuderia a chance to take steps forward with its F1 operation.
Speaking to media, including RacingNews365.com, Leclerc insisted: "We have to focus on ourselves and try to understand what's going on with the tyres and put them in the right window more often.
"Try to understand this upgrade and maximise it in the best possible way in the next few races – let's see what happens."