Charles Leclerc’s Push to win a fantastic Italian GP was hailed as”extraordinary” by Sky F1’s Martin Brundle Following the Child Hauled off Equally Mercedes, to the Joy of Their raucous Ferrari fans at Monza.
Leclerc maintained victory from pole but had been under a constant threat from the Mercedes, first viewing off Lewis Hamilton after a few enthralling wheel-to-wheel conflicts – with the championship leader pushed off the track at one point – until then remaining before Valtteri Bottas at the closing stages.
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It was the first success of Ferrari at their home Grand Prix because Fernando Alonso at 2010.
“I’m really pleased I saw that drive first hand,” said Brundle.
“It was an outstanding drive. The most intense stress, he kept it all together.”
Nico Rosberg, the 2016 world champion and also long-time competition to Hamilton, stated:”An unbelievable drive. I understand exactly how he felt at that car like I don’t know the number of times because I’d Lewis in my gearbox. The stress Lewis puts on when he’s there, you can’t make the tiniest of mistakes.
“Leclerc created one little mistake but he rescued it superbly, protected it was fantastic.”
Rosberg added:”Now is the kind of drive in which he showed he could and likely will be a Ferrari world champion in another few years the moment the automobile enables him to perform it.”
Leclerc withstands all the pressure
Leclerc, 21, had been handed a black-and-white flag, that the F1 equal of a warning, after his tussle with Hamilton, together with all the Mercedes driver arguing that he was given no space when attempting to overtake.
“He was a lone ranger out there using both Mercedes coming at him,” added Brundle. “He was pushing his fortune on driving standards, but’shoving his fortune’ is nice and he got away with all of that. He brought it home – he had to get out his elbows or he was not going to get the victory.”
Brundle added of the currently back-to-back race winner:”He’s driving in the most beautiful manner.”
Mattia Binotto, his team supervisor was additionally impressed by the composure under stress of leclerc.
“He feels the pressure for a increase and certainly he’s driving well,” said Binotto. “After the summer break he is driving fantastically and we can observe just how he defended the positions today.”
After a few success near-misses in the first half of this year, most especially in Bahrain after his car failed and Austria when Max Verstappen overtook him on the last lap, Leclerc has won race evenings.
“You know how to manage pressure. He had the automobile he can take action , in Austria he struggled a little bit 18, today.
“However, the significant factor for me is that how regular a character he is. I have done an interview on Thursday with him and in the close of the interview that he thanked me to express’I had been content with how that went’.
“He just seemed so up to what he had to do that weekend.”