Charles Leclerc is confident that Ferrari can return to the pace they showed in testing after their poor outing in Melbourne.
All this happened after two strong weeks of testing for Ferrari, with many concluding afterwards that the team were well ahead of the other nine teams going into the new season.
And despite that pace deserting them in the season-opener, Leclerc believes the car isn’t different to testing and will find performance again.
“At the end, I think it’s not like we arrived with a very different car to testing,” Leclerc explained to RaceFans.net.
“It’s not like Mercedes (who) has come with a very different car.
“So I think the car is there. In the past, it has been seen quite a lot of times that it’s a strange track, and it’s not always very representative of the real performance of all the cars here in Australia, so I’m confident we can come back.
“How much? We don’t know, and this we’ll only know in Bahrain. But yes, I’m confident.”