Charles Leclerc had the perfect weekend. Not a single mistake. He achieved pole position, the fastest lap, leading all laps of the race and the victory, so he added his first Grand Chelem in F1. And he also increased his leadership at the World Cup. Monegasque, after just three races, already has a 34-point margin against new second-placed George Russell, after the withdrawal of Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen. The Monegasque driver forcefully defended his position against the Dutchman before his RB18 said enough and showed a devastating speed. For this reason, Charles wanted to highlight the great performance of his Ferrari F1-75, a car for which he said on Thursday that the Italian team was not the favorite on such a fast track. That day he said the next appointment, at Imola, should be more favorable for Ferrari. He ended up dominating Australia, hinting at what could happen in Italy.
“It’s never been easy. But now, what car do I have … Yes, I did the work and I operated the car the way I should have done and I was happy there, but the car was amazing. It was totally incredible and I’m very happy “, Leclerc said in statements to ‘DAZN F1’, words that contrast with what happened to Sainz. All the bad luck that Charles had, Carlos had, with several problems in his car that was conditioned on his weekend.On Saturday, before his last lap of ‘qualy’, the car did not work.And this Sunday he had to change the steering wheel before starting.Instead, there was no sign of a recoil for Leclerc.
“We said that when we had these opportunities we had to take them. Now we got it and it was very good for the championship. Although it was the third race, I was very happy”, added Leclerc
“It’s very complicated. On restart, with Max in the rear, I had a lot of trouble with the front wheel and managed to avoid him. And then I was able to manage the distance from that moment. This is a good start to the season ”, concluded the World Cup leader.
Source: La Verdad