“I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “We’ve always been competitive here, so I hope it will be just the same this weekend. However, the [end result] of the weekend hasn’t ever been the one I wanted.

“We have worked a lot, we have done our preparation in the best possible way, and I hope that this weekend will be a good one.”

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With his best result at home coming in 2022, when he finished fourth, Leclerc was then asked how much even a podium finish would mean in front of his family and friends.

“Not much, not much,” he replied. “I mean, second or third is not really something that excites me. The win is what we need to target.

“We’ve seen in the last few races that Red Bull, McLaren and ourselves are pretty close in qualifying, and we know how important qualifying is here, so we’ll have to put everything together. If we are on pole then that will give us good chances to get what we want, which is a win.”


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