Charles Leclerc delivers Ferrari reality check after Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying

“Yes, I think so, but I have to say that seeing them yesterday I’m quite impressed by AlphaTauri, they were very, very quick on the race pace yesterday and they are also starting on mediums tomorrow, so it’s going to be tricky,” he said.

“Our goal is to obviously keep our position. I think the top three realistically is not reachable yet, but yeah, fourth and I will be satisfied.”

Ferrari are looking to bounce back from a torrid 2020 season, and have made various changes to the car, including a completely new power unit, revised aerodynamics, and changes to the rear of the car.

And Leclerc reassured Ferrari fans a change was on the horizon.