Charles Leclerc hopes to take third place in the championship but he does not think he would make him the favorite against Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari.

Charles Leclerc is in third place in the three-race championship at the end of the season, six points ahead of his teammate Sebastian Vettel. He hopes to keep the advantage to the end but he does not think it will give him an advantage in-house for the 2020 season.

"They say that if I'm in the top three in the championship, it will change things in the team's hierarchy," said Leclerc in Austin. "As I said before, this is not the case, because the interests of the team go before. "

"I just want to do this for myself. Last year, I was fighting for the 12th place, this year I can aim for the top three in my first year with Ferrari, so it's normal to like the idea. "

Leclerc optimistic for Austin

Ferrari remains on six poles but Mercedes has won the last three races. Charles Leclerc hopes a good result in Austin this weekend, on a track that should suit his Ferrari.

"I think our car is good enough to have big goals, so we're ready to do our best, learning from our recent experience at the Mexican Grand Prix," said Leclerc.

"The Circuit des Amériques has fast turns and long straight lines, which is more fitting for the SF90. It's a good track and I hope we'll have fun. "

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