Leclerc Not Satisfied With P4 Finishes for Ferrari F1

Published 05/22/2021, 9:53 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier


When we look back at 2020, Ferrari have improved leaps and bounds this season. While he was fighting for points last season, Charles Leclerc is in the conversation for podium finishes this year.

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Although fighting with McLaren for third place is an improvement for Ferrari, Leclerc made it clear that they need to improve further. He points out where Ferrari need to be in the coming years, and his dream for this weekend.

Charles Leclerc: Fourth places are not driving me crazy

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Leclerc has impressed for Ferrari since his debut in 2019. At just 23 years of age, the Monegasque already has two wins and 12 podiums in F1, which is an extraordinary achievement.

This statistic clearly shows that Leclerc knows what it takes to win a race. And while he’s happy with Ferrari‘s progress this season, finishing fourth isn’t making him as satisfied as he wishes to be.

Speaking to Sky ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, Leclerc said, “We are coming from a very difficult 2020 season and I have learned a lot. I’m happy for now of this 2021 because I managed to be quite concrete and that’s what I wanted to do this year.

“So for now everything is fine, but we have to keep working hard because the ‘fourth places’ are not driving me crazy and I would like to go on.” (Quotes translated from Italian via Google)

My dream is to win on Sunday: Leclerc

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Although this weekend marks Leclerc’s third entry into the Monaco Grand Prix, his luck has been rotten in these streets. He is yet to finish a race in Monaco, let alone score points.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 22, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during practice REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

However, this year looks different. With Leclerc topping the second practice session on Thursday, he has an ambitious dream for the weekend. “If I have to dream, the dream is to win,” said the 23-year-old.

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With qualifying already underway, fans will be excited to see where Ferrari can put their cars on the grid. Should Leclerc show the same pace he had on Thursday, we might not only see the first Monegasque taking pole, but potentially a race win in his home race. Can he cause a major upset this Sunday?

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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