Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc Hopes for a Residence Race With Higher Luck Than Earlier than
Charles Leclerc has but to attain a degree in his residence Monaco Grand Prix however, with two retirements adopted by no race in 2020 because of the pandemic, the Ferrari driver is due a change of fortune this weekend.
The 23-year-old, who grew up watching the vehicles race across the harbourside monitor and took the college bus alongside roads acquainted to each Formulation One fan, was excited on the prospect on Wednesday.
“I find it irresistible, however I’ve had a little bit of a tricky time at this monitor within the final three years, aside from final 12 months the place we didn’t race,” the Monegasque informed reporters.
“However I really like this monitor, I really like metropolis tracks on the whole. And right here, I believe it’s a particular feeling for all drivers to be racing right here.”
In 2018, his debut season with Alfa Romeo, Leclerc retired after a collision after which in 2019, his first 12 months at Ferrari, he went out with a broken flooring.
He additionally retired twice at residence in his title-winning 2017 Formulation Two season.
“I’m born right here, I’ve grown up right here so I’m simply very excited to be right here,” stated Leclerc.
“Sadly I’ve been fairly unfortunate right here previously, and I hope this luck will flip slightly bit round for this 12 months.”
Leclerc, a winner in Belgium and Italy from pole place in 2019, has but to qualify within the prime 10 in Monaco, the circuit he is aware of better of all.
“This two occasions I haven’t made it to Q3 (the ultimate section) however I’ll do every part this 12 months to succeed in it,” he stated.
Ferrari completed a dismal sixth general within the championship final 12 months, their worst displaying in 40 years, so lacking the Monaco showcase might have been a blessing in disguise for Leclerc.
They’re trying way more aggressive this 12 months, with the Monegasque ending all 4 races thus far within the prime six and with two fourth locations.
“We shouldn’t dream an excessive amount of of preventing with Mercedes and Pink Bull, as a result of realistically we aren’t at that degree but,” he stated, protecting a lid on any rising expectations.