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Ferrari's Charles Leclerc expects tough challenge against Red Bull at Japanese GP

Charles Leclerc faces the daunting task of navigating Ferrari's performance against the formidable Red Bull Racing team at the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix.

Reflecting on their recent success in Australia, where teammate Carlos Sainz clinched victory due to Max Verstappen's brake issue, Leclerc acknowledges the uphill battle awaiting them at Suzuka.

"In Melbourne, we capitalized on Red Bull's misfortune," Leclerc admits. "But Suzuka presents a different challenge, one that may not favour our strengths."

Anticipating Red Bull's continued dominance, Leclerc expresses realism about Ferrari's prospects. "I expect Red Bull to maintain their edge, especially considering the track characteristics," he shares with reporters. 

"While we excelled in Australia's conditions, Suzuka poses different demands, particularly in terms of overall degradation."

Despite Ferrari's commendable performance in the early races, Leclerc remains cautious about their standing. "Being just four points behind Red Bull doesn't truly reflect our performance," he states. "We've maximized our points intake, but until we implement upgrades to compete regularly on Sundays, every point matters."

The Japanese Grand Prix, slated for April 5-7, marks the fourth race of the 2024 F1 season. With the Suzuka International Racing Course set to host the action, teams prepare for the intense competition ahead. 

Free practice sessions kick off on April 5, followed by qualifying on April 6, culminating in the main event—a 53-lap race on April 7.

As Ferrari strategise for the challenges ahead, Leclerc's insights underscore the team's determination to optimize their performance on the demanding Suzuka circuit. Despite the odds, the Japanese Grand Prix promises a thrilling showdown between Formula 1's leading contenders, fuelling anticipation among fans worldwide.

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