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Charles Leclerc

Leclerc throws down Ferrari target

Ferrari is looking to bounce back from a tough start to the year

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Charles Leclerc has outlined Ferrari's target for the remainder of the current Formula 1 season.

Ferrari has endured a difficult start to the campaign, performing below its original expectations.

After returning to the top spot of the podium last year following two difficult years, the Maranello-based squad hoped to spring a championship challenge.

But Red Bull has dominated the season to date, winning all 12 races staged so far and being beaten to pole position only twice.

Ferrari has taken just three podium results which have all come courtesy of Leclerc - the Monégasque scoring thirds in Azerbaijan and Belgium and a second-place finish in Austria.

But the Scuderia currently languishes fourth in the Constructors' Championship, behind Red Bull, Mercedes and Aston Martin.

Second place the goal

Ferrari currently sits 56 points behind Mercedes in the fight for second in the standings.

As it aims to achieve a more positive second half of the campaign, Leclerc is hopeful that it can beat its rivals to the runner-up spot.

“Well, I think a realistic target, first of all, should be to try and be second in the Constructors’, which is going to be a challenge,” Leclerc told media including RacingNews365.com.

“McLaren now is back in the fight; Mercedes is always strong.

“Aston Martin a bit less recently, but I have no doubt that they will come back. So yeah, this is this is our target.

“We have few upgrades coming a bit later on in the second part of the season, which hopefully will make a difference and will help us achieve these targets.”

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