Charles Leclerc’s Push to win an Excellent Italian GP was hailed as”Outstanding” by Sky F1’s Martin Brundle Following the Child held off Equally Mercedes, to the Joy of the raucous Ferrari Lovers at Monza.
Leclerc asserted victory from pole but was under a continuous danger from the Mercedes, first viewing off Lewis Hamilton after several enthralling wheel-to-wheel battles – with the tournament leader pushed off the track at the same point – before then remaining before Valtteri Bottas in the final stages.
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This was the first victory of Ferrari at their home Grand Prix because Fernando Alonso at 2010.
“I’m really pleased I seen that drive first hand,” said Brundle.
“It was an outstanding drive. The intense stress, he kept it all together”
Nico Rosberg, the 2016 world champion and long-time competitor to Hamilton, stated:”An incredible drive. I know how he felt in that car because I’d Lewis within my gearbox. The stress Lewis puts on if he is there, you can not create the tiniest of errors.
“Leclerc made one small mistake but he saved it beautifully, protected it was great.”
Rosberg added:”Now is the type of drive where he showed he could and likely will be a Ferrari world champion within the next couple of years once the car enables him to do it.”
The pressure is withstood by leclerc
Leclerc had been given a black-and-white flag, that the F1 equal of a warning, following his tussle with Hamilton, with the Mercedes driver arguing that he had been given no space when seeking to overtake.
“He was a lone ranger out there using both Mercedes coming ,” added Brundle. “He had been pushing his luck on driving standards, but’pushing his fortune’ is nice and he got off with all that. He brought it home – that he needed to receive out his elbows or he was not going to have the victory.”
Brundle added of this currently back-to-back soul winner:”He is driving in the most exquisite manner.”
Mattia Binotto, his team supervisor also impressed.
“He feels the pressure for a boost and certainly he’s driving very well,” said Binotto. “Following the summer break he’s driving fantastically and we could observe just how he defended the rankings today.”
After success near-misses at the first half of the year, most notably in Bahrain after his car failed after which Austria once he was overtaken by Max Verstappen on the last lap, Leclerc has won on successive race weekends.
“You learn to deal with pressure. He had the automobile in Austria he struggled a little bit 18, today.
“However, the major thing for me is the normal a character that he is. I have done an interview with him and in the end of the interview he thanked me to express’I was satisfied with how that went’.
“He only seemed so up to what he had to do this weekend.”