Charles Leclerc is “below numerous strain” due to Ferrari’s struggles with reliability and technique blunders thus far in 2022.
That’s the view of Mark Webber, who presently finds himself on the centre of Method 1’s ’foolish season’ as supervisor of Alpine refugee Oscar Piastri.
Whereas his fellow Australian is linked with McLaren and as much as three different groups for 2023, the newest hearsay is that he could in truth be signed up by Dr Helmut Marko’s Purple Bull driver program.
As a former Purple Bull driver, Webber’s hyperlinks with Marko could grow to be instrumental – with the 45-year-old additionally intently linked with Purple Bull’s seemingly 2026 engine accomplice Porsche.
“No, no, that’s a lot too far-off,” Webber answered when requested if he may grow to be concerned within the Purple Bull-Porsche contract.
“Positively not,” he laughed when pressed once more for an early announcement.
Webber is happier to touch upon Purple Bull’s struggle for the 2022 world championship, as he marvels that Leclerc is a whopping 80 factors behind Max Verstappen.
“Ferrari is extremely quick. The potential for efficiency is past doubt – it’s monumental,” he instructed Velocity Week.
“However the technique and the reliability are very irritating now. Should you lose factors due to these forms of issues, as a driver you wish to make amends for the misplaced factors and that normally drives you to make your personal errors.
“Should you’ve dropped 50 factors, you’re below numerous strain as a driver.”