Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc Recalls the ‘Craziest Thing’ That Ever Happened in His Life

Published 09/17/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc before the FIA Press Conference REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Charles Leclerc joined Ferrari at the start of the 2019 season, and he instantly impressed everyone with his speed and took the fight to his then-teammate Sebastian Vettel. By the end of the season, he had become the unofficial number 1 driver on the team.


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He also won the Italian Grand Prix that season and carved his name into Ferrari folklore. In a recent Q/A done by him and teammate Carlos Sainz, the Monegasque driver reveals the craziest moment in his career so far.

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The Ferrari driver reveals the craziest thing that has happened to him so far

Charles Leclerc stated that joining Ferrari is the craziest thing that has happened to him so far.

” Probably joining Ferrari is the craziest thing,” said Charles.

But when his teammate Sainz mentioned if the craziest thing is the Monza podium, Leclerc replied,

“True. Yeah, it was pretty crazy, but then, on the other hand, it wouldn’t have been possible without being a Ferrari driver. But both go together.”


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I put my whole heart into it today: Charles Leclerc

As reported by The Chequered Flag, Leclerc was happy with his performance at the Italian Grand Prix. In Ferrari‘s home race, he finished P4 and after starting P5.

“I put my whole heart into it today. In terms of my personal performance, I would rank this as one of my top drives since joining Formula 1, so I am really happy about my race,” said Leclerc.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 11, 2021, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the sprint qualifying REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

“Every lap was like a qualifying lap and I took every opportunity I had to fight for positions and had fun driving. We were quite vulnerable on the main straight, which is what made the race more difficult for us,” said the Ferrari driver.


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“Of course we want more than a fourth place, but taking all things into consideration, I think this is a result we can be pleased with today. Looking at where we were last year, we have made a big step forward.

“This is thanks to the work of every person on our team and I think we should be proud of this and acknowledge it,” concluded Charles.


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The Monza 2019 win remains the last win for Leclerc. But he maintained his performance at the highest level and has grown into one of the best drivers on the grid.

Which is your favorite Charles Leclerc drive? Let us know.



Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.