WATCH: Passionate Ferrari Fans Surround Charles Leclerc in Imola

Published 04/18/2021, 5:26 AM EDT
SPA, BELGIUM: Pole position qualifier Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Will Taylor-Medhurst/Getty Images)


Not all F1 teams have fan bases as dedicated, loyal, and passionate as the Tifosis of Ferrari. So, when they got a chance to meet their star driver, Charles Leclerc, face to face, they did not shy away from the opportunity.

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This interaction came after the Monegasque made those fans proud by securing a P4 start at their home Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc is greeted by the Tifosi, ahead of the race at Imola

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The Formula One circus is in Italy for the upcoming race weekend. Ferrari fans took to the streets to welcome their number 16 driver Charles Leclerc and cheer him for the upcoming race.

This is the most the fans could’ve asked for, as they can no longer cheer on and celebrate Ferrari’s performance during the race, owing to COVID-19 restrictions.

Leclerc is well aware of the pace of the McLaren

The Monégasque driver set fourth fastest lap during qualifying, securing a P4 on the grid for Sunday’s race. So, while he is excited to start the race from a good position, he is still keeping an eye on the McLarens as he is well aware of their speed.

In the post-qualifying interview, Leclerc said, “I think it’s going to be a difficult race. We are lacking a little bit of straight-line speed, especially compared to the McLaren. So we’ll have to wait and see and hopefully we’ll have a good enough pace to go away [from the McLarens]. If not, it’s going to be difficult to keep them behind.

“It’s an amazing track. I love it because you cannot do any mistakes like I showed in FP2 taking the wall! But these things can happen tomorrow because we’ll all be pushing a lot.”

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Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during qualifying REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

“There’s not much tyre management which is something that we like as drivers because we can push throughout the race, so it should be an exciting race tomorrow,” he concluded.

The Maranello-based squad will be hoping that both Sainz and Leclerc can make the most out of the car and achieve a good win for the team at their home Grand Prix. Where do you think Ferrari will finish in the race? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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