This weekend at the Russian Grand Prix, Scuderia Ferrari provided Charles Leclerc with its brand new advanced engine and his teammate Carlos Sainz will therefore follow the performances of the Monegasque with great interest.

Charles Leclerc will have to start the Russian Grand Prix from the back of the grid this Sunday in Sochi because Scuderia Ferrari has decided to mount at the back of the Monegasque driver’s single-seater his brand new advanced engine in order to collect data that will serve the Italian team for 2022.

The biggest evolution on this updated power unit mainly concerns the hybrid system, in particular the MGU-H, but when Leclerc was asked at a press conference this Thursday if he expected a big gain in terms performance on the track this weekend, the Ferrari driver replied: “We expect it to be a little better. We’re not expecting big, big changes, but something going in the right direction. “

Knowing that he was already penalized on the grid, Leclerc will count on the weather forecast for a little help in order to get back into the peloton in the race: “We will see. Rain is forecast right now, and if it does, it could be a pretty unpredictable race. “

“I just hope it works in our favor. But if it’s dry, and if you have the rhythm, it’s always a track where you can overtake. So we’ll see how it goes. “

Charles Leclerc’s teammate, Spaniard Carlos Sainz, did not benefit from this advanced engine this weekend in Sochi. The Madrilenian will therefore be following Leclerc’s progress with interest before he too can test this novelty in a future race.

“This is the direction of development the team is looking for to try to experiment with the powertrain side for next year. Sainz explained.

“I will test it as soon as the compromise between starting last, the circuit and the championship allows me, and with the parts I have. The team obviously went to a great effort to try to move this forward and I’m glad Charles got a taste of it on the track and he can see how it works and he’s experimenting for all of us. “

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