ABU DHABI—Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc hailed a big step forward as Formula One championship runner-up on Sunday and hoped to go one better next season.
The Monegasque finished second to Red Bull’s double world champion Max Verstappen in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
“Considering where we were last year, it’s a really big step forward,” said the 25-year-old, who won three of the season’s 22 races while teammate Carlos Sainz triumphed once.
Ferrari finished as championship runners-up to Red Bull, after ending last year third and without a win. They also drew a blank in 2020, when they were…