Charles Leclerc Expresses Home Victory Doubts

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

As the Formula 1 world gears up for the Monaco Grand Prix, all eyes are on Charles Leclerc. The Monegasque driver, who will be racing on home turf, is feeling the pressure.

At Monaco’s Louis-II stadium on Tuesday to play in the Formula 1 drivers’ charity football team, he played down his chances of a breakthrough on his native streets.

“We were on pole in the last two years,” said the Ferrari driver, “but unfortunately I couldn’t do it on Sunday.

“And we are not in the same situation as last year anymore,” the 25-year-old Monegasque added. “The car is much less competitive.

“We’ll see how it goes and I’m going to give my all as usual,” Leclerc told RMC Sport.

“But very honestly, I think Red Bull is much stronger on all the tracks, even if we get everything perfect on a circuit like this, the driver has the means to make a difference.

“I hope to be in good shape this weekend and make the difference on Saturday, because on Sunday, there is no real doubt that Red Bull will be at the front.

“Of course, overtaking is not easy in this race so if we do well on Saturday, there is everything to play for on Sunday,” Leclerc added.

Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz was seen having his hamstring bandaged at the Louis-II stadium on Tuesday, but sources say the Spaniard is not badly injured.

“I really have no talent,” Leclerc laughed even though the F1 drivers’ team won 4-3.

“Football is really not for me,” he added. “I’ve never really done it but it’s fun, it’s for a good cause. It’s worth being here.”

Advertisement

Want to save this information for later?

More in News

Max Verstappen

Why Max Verstappen Deserves Even Mercedes’ Respect?

Why Max Verstappen deserves some respect, at the very least, ...
How Much Does The Winner Of F1 Get Paid

How Much Does The Winner Of F1 Get Paid?

When it comes to the high-speed, adrenaline-fueled world of Formula ...
Abu Dhabi Test Wraps Up 2023 F1 Season

Abu Dhabi Test Wraps Up 2023 F1 Season

With the world championship drawing to a close last Sunday, ...
F1 Standings 2023 - Driver's Championship

F1 Standings 2023

F1 Standings 2023 - Driver's Championship: The 2023 Formula 1 ...
Why Can't F1 Teams Use Old Cars

Why Can’t F1 Teams Use Old Cars?

Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, showcases an ongoing evolution ...

Trending on F1 Chronicle