Brawn Looking ‘Forward to the Day’ Ferrari Provide Charles Leclerc a Championship Worthy F1 Car

Published 07/20/2021, 3:44 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc celebrates on the podium after finishing second Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron


Formula One Managing Director Ross Brawn gives his two cents on the British Grand Prix in his column. He declared Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc to be his driver of the day. Leclerc thoroughly impressed Brawn as the frontrunner for 50 laps of the race.

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He praises the Monegasque for a beautiful drive.“Charles managed the race beautifully. His pace on the mediums was very, very good and he didn’t let the power cutting out issue frustrate him.”

The former Ferrari Technical Director believes that if Leclerc had a better red car, he would’ve stood on top of the podium. “It was a stand-out performance from the Monegasque in a Ferrari that isn’t quite on the level to fight at the front in normal condition.”

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Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc leads ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

However, everyone was impressed by Leclerc’s race that afternoon. Defending two Silver Arrows is no easy feat. Looking at the driver, Brawn hopes that Ferrari will give him a car to do him justice.

“This performance reminded us how good he is, after a bit of quiet time lately. He is an exceptional driver – and I look forward to the day when Ferrari delivers a car that allows him to take the fight to the frontrunners.”

50% happy 50% disappointed- Charles Leclerc

Before Sunday, Charles Leclerc’s last podium was at Silverstone in the 2020 season. Having missed the feeling of standing on the stage, he must be extremely proud to have his hands on that trophy.

Additionally, he just completed a race holding back a championship contender and not making it too easy for him either.

Celebrating his 13th podium in the sport, with the team he grew up idolizing. If nothing, he has only gained respect in the eyes of the drivers on the grid, officials, and the fans. Anyone who watched the race would be fooled to think Leclerc isn’t a capable driver.

The 50% of disappointment is something most share with the Monegasque. It was thrilling to see the gap between the front runner increase as Leclerc pushed the car with everything he had.

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It would have been a momentous victory for Charles and the Prancing Horse. However, Leclerc promises, “We’ll keep pushing and we’ll be back on top soon.”

The P2 at Silverstone will fuel the Ferrari driver for a better result. He has had a great pace consistently throughout the weekend; he also knows how to handle the car.

The Hungarian Grand Prix could give us an epic battle for the top, not only between the championship contenders but also between Leclerc and his rising rival, Norris.

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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