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Kimi Raikkonen says Charles Leclerc to be a future star

Charles Leclerc currently is leading the F2 drivers’ table by 50 points after seven rounds. After joining the Ferrari Academy back in 2016, the 19-year-old has put up some impressive performances. Leclerc also topped the post-Grand Prix test, driving for Ferrari. Leclerc has been observing the practice and races of Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel keenly. Kimi Raikkonen was all praises for the young driver and tipped him to be the next big thing. He also said that Leclerc has shown immense progress and also has quite a lot of time to develop. The president of Ferrari, Sergio Marchionne is very keen on adding the driver to his team. Leclerc has also been linked to driving at Sauber in the next season. Leclerc managed 98 laps in the test to finish ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne. He impressed many with a time of 1m17.124s.


Renault regrets too much altering of the 2017 engine

Renault has revealed that changes in the engine have affected their reliability this year. To match the credibility and the power of the Ferrari and the Mercedes engines, Renault went for a complete overhaul of their engines. But this ambition seems to have back fired as Renault faced severe reliability issues this year, which lead them referring back to the 2016 MGU-K. Managing director Cyril Abiteboul has stated that the ambition was too big for them. He went on to add that, Renault still is not adept at designing the first time. The reliability issues were exacerbated when components were moved around too much in the garage to fix the issues, claimed Abiteboul. Hopefully, Renault is in a better position next year with more power and reliability.


Pol Espargaro furious after forced failure ends his race

Pol Espargaro was admittedly very angry after he was forced off the track in the Red Bull ring Moto GP race. The Spaniard was the first to score KTM’s very first top ten results in the previous race. In what was a very unfortunate incident, his RC16 had a front brake issue on the way to the grid. Although this problem was taken care of, within the first lap, his rear brake stopped working. Espargaro deemed this a really unlucky incident, which could have ended up in a very strong result in front of a home crowd. This was a lost opportunity for KTM who could have scored big in this race. At the beginning of the race, Espargaro was hit by Hector Barbera, although this collision did not quite damage the bike claims the racer. This was really an unfortunate incident for Espargaro as well as the whole KTM team. 


 

 
 

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