WATCH: Leclerc Pays Tribute to Ferrari’s Maiden F1 Win at Silverstone With Special Helmet

Published 07/16/2021, 10:23 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc unveiled his new helmet design ahead of the British Grand Prix. The Monegasque driver paid tribute to the 70th anniversary of the first win of Ferrari.

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The first win for the Italian team came back in 1951 at Silverstone. The helmet is virtually all red and the shell mentions “1951 British Grand Prix First Win Ferrari 375 F1” on the lid.

In his recent post, Charles presented the helmet to the world.

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At Silverstone could have a similar type of problem as France: Leclerc

As reported by Planetf1, Leclerc hinted that Ferrari could have a similar weekend as Paul Ricard if the temperatures stay cooler at Silverstone. He also mentioned that this is a strong track for him.

“We are learning quite a bit this season, especially after Paul Ricard where we had a big problem with the front tires,” said Leclerc.

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 18, 2021, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during practice REUTERS/Yves Herman

This is a track where we could have a similar type of problem, so it will be very interesting for us how much progress we have made in these few weeks analyzing this issue and see whether we manage to get rid of that problem or not,” said Leclerc.

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Ferrari looking to upset McLaren at their home race

Ferrari are currently locked in a battle with McLaren for P3 in the constructor’s championships. McLaren are leading their Italian rivals by 19 points after 9 races. The Woking-based team would like to extend their lead at their home race at Silverstone.

Charles Leclerc was on the podium at Silverstone last year, and he would be looking to repeat that performance.

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Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Styria, Austria – June 26, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc ahead of the Steiermark Grand Prix REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

“It’s been a strong track for me in the past. We were a bit lucky last year. We were competitive last year–probably not enough to be on the podium in a normal race, but we did it.

Hopefully, we are as competitive as last year, with the luck we had last year, and we find ourselves again on the podium.” said Leclerc.

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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 Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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