Charles Leclerc’s drive to Acquire an Excellent Italian GP was hailed as”extraordinary” from Sky F1’s Martin Brundle Following the youngster Hauled off Equally Mercedes, to the Joy of the raucous Ferrari Lovers at Monza.
Leclerc maintained victory from pole but was under a constant threat from the Mercedes, first seeing off Lewis Hamilton after a few enthralling wheel-to-wheel conflicts – with the championship leader forced off the trail at one stage – until then remaining ahead of Valtteri Bottas at the closing stages.
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It was Ferrari’s first success at their home Grand Prix since Fernando Alonso at 2010.
“I’m very happy I witnessed that push firsthand,” explained Brundle.
“It had been an outstanding drive. The most intense stress, he retained it all together.”
Nico Rosberg, the 2016 world champion and also long-time rival to Hamilton, said:”An unbelievable drive. I understand how he felt at that car because I had Lewis in my gearbox. The stress Lewis puts on if he’s there, you can’t create the tiniest of errors.
“Leclerc created one little mistake but he rescued it beautifully, protected it was great.”
Rosberg added:”Today is the sort of drive where he showed he can and likely will be a Ferrari world champion within the next couple of years as soon as the car allows him to perform it.”
The pressure is withstood by leclerc
With the Mercedes driver asserting that he was given no space when seeking to decode leclerc was handed a flag, the equivalent of a last warning, after his tussle with Hamilton.
“He was a solitary ranger out there using both Mercedes coming at him,” additional Brundle. “He was pushing his luck driving standards, but’shoving his luck’ is fine and he got off with all that. He brought it home – that he had to get his elbows out or he wasn’t likely to get the victory.”
Brundle included of this currently back-to-back soul winner:”He’s currently driving in the most beautiful way.”
Leclerc’s composure under pressure impressed his team supervisor.
“He believes the pressure as a increase and certainly he is driving very well,” said Binotto. “Following the summer break he is driving superbly and we can see just how he defended the positions today.”
After several success near-misses at the first half of this year after his car failed and Austria when Max Verstappen overtook him Leclerc has won on successive race weekends.
“You know how to manage pressure. He had the automobile he could do it in Austria he struggled a little bit 18, Now.
“However, the big factor for me is the ordinary a character he is. I have done an interview on Thursday and in the end of the interview that he thanked me to state’I was happy with the way that went’.
“He only seemed so up to what he needed to do that weekend.”