Don’t Think We Will See Anything Special From Charles Leclerc in the Future: Ecclestone

Published 12/18/2020, 8:01 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc wearing a protective face mask arrives at the circuit ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Charles Leclerc was wonderful this season. Honestly, he was the sole savior for Ferrari as his form saved the Prancing Horses from finishing in a worse spot. The performance of the SF1000 car could have been his excuse, but he fought hard. Well, the young Monegasque promises a lot for the future.

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Mattia Binotto, team boss at Ferrari, has confidence in Leclerc. He had mentioned earlier that Leclerc is en route to being the best of his generation.

His faith in the young racer was such that he compared him to Michael Schumacher. He believes Leclerc is the one that can pull Ferrari out of their misery.

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Well, with a podium and near-miss at Istanbul Park, Charles stunned many in the paddock. However, he keeps replenishing his standards and sets them high. Thus it is important for him to meet his expectations.

With the zeal of a youngster and the skills of a champion, Leclerc is already making a statement.

Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – December 6, 2020 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc after he crashes out of the race Pool via REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

However, a matter of concern for the Ferrari No. 16 is titles. Although he can challenge the leaders with a better car, it seems he may not win titles soon.

Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 veteran, has similar thoughts for Leclerc. “He is doing well in the sport and he will continue to do so. But I still don’t think we will see anything special from him in the future,concluded Ecclestone. (quotes are translated via Google)

Charles Leclerc can take confidence from Sainz’s confessions

The competition in F1 is huge and showing excellence is the only criteria to get a cockpit. Battling it out at high speeds of 200 km/h, the competition is cut-throat, but one can reach great heights with a display of strong nerves and mettle. With Leclerc’s performance, it seems he does.

Carlos Sainz had recently highlighted that he had faith in the Ferrari F1 program for 2021. It sure is food for thought that the Spaniard was ready to leave his successful stint at McLaren and join a failing Ferrari.

Well, the Italians might have seriously displayed their promise to Carlos at Maranello.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

Charles Leclerc can take confidence from Sainz’s views. Ferrari’s driver’s lineup for 2021 can do wonders with a better power unit and a car that could stop spinning out. If Ferrari can manage these errors, they are good to race with the leaders.

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Ferrari’s past and present crews, both expect a lot from Leclerc. Even Ex-president, Luca Montezemolo earlier stated that Charles is a wonderful blessing to Ferrari, but the team needs to help him achieve his potential.

Can he achieve that level of success? Only time will tell.

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Indrasish Ganguly

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Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed.

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