Ferrari, Charles Leclerc outspoken about the World Cup

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Leclerc is blunt

On the eve of the weekend in Zandvoort, Charles Leclerc gave an honest answer about his World Championship chances and the fight with the host, Max Verstappen, who will be backed by the impressive ‘orange’ tide: “I’m relaxed, now I don’t know how many points there are between me and Max, I’ve stopped counting. It’s quite a lot, so we will live race by race and see what will be possible races.”

No anxiety, then, for Ferrari’s 1997 class, which after a great start to the championship, has stalled due to personal and team mistakes in Maranello: “If a nice surprise comes at the end of the year, fine; obviously, looking at the way things are today, it’s very difficult for it to work out.”

Charles Leclerc, was born in Monaco on Oct. 16, 1997. He is the third driver from the Principality to have competed in the Formula 1 World Championship after Louis Chiron and Olivier Beretta, as well as the youngest ever to win a Grand Prix driving a Ferrari single-seater. In 2019, he made his debut with the red car, taking Kimi Raikkonen’s place, and in March he scored his first career pole position, in Bahrain. His first success with the Prancing Horse came at the Spa circuit in Belgium on September 1, 2019.

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