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Leclerc cautious over Singpaore challenge

17th September 2019, 15:07 by Neil Foster

Charles Leclerc is not expecting a third straight victory when Formula 1 descends on Singapore this weekend.

The 21-year-old picked up his first grand prix victory in Belgium and followed it up by taking the chequered flag in Italy last time out to sit fourth in the drivers' standings.

The Ferrari man has 182 points to his name and is just three behind Max Verstappen, while he leads team-mate Sebastian Vettel by 13 points.

It has taken the Italian marque a while to get going in 2019 although they now seem ready to challenge the dominance of Mercedes, but Leclerc does not feel the Far East street circuit will suit his car.

"The race in Singapore doesn't look as good on paper for us," he said. "That's because of the very different circuit layout, with lots of slow corners and fewer straights."

The Marina Bay Circuit features 21 corners and should help the likes of Mercedes and Red Bull, with Lewis Hamilton favourite to add to his eight race wins this term.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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