Eighth in the 2020 season, after finishing fourth last year, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc nevertheless believes that he has had his best season from a personal point of view.
Winner of two Grands Prix in 2019, at Spa and Monza, and fourth in the championship with 264 points, Charles Leclerc only climbed two podiums in 2020 (no victory), finishing eighth with 98 points. Still, the 23-year-old Ferrari driver believes that 2020 has been his “best season”, as he told the Italian press.
” For me, there have been two sides in this season. Personally, I think this is my best season in F1. I am very happy with what I showed on the track. I took risks, most of the time in a positive way, and won us a lot of points (98 for him, 33 for his teammate Vettel, editor’s note). On a few occasions, it didn’t go as I wanted it to and we lost points. So I’m very happy with this season and can’t wait to see the next one to see how much performance we will gain. “
The Monegasque knew from the start of the season that his Ferrari would be well behind, compared to Mercedes, Red Bull, even McLaren, Racing Point and Renault, who finished ahead of the team on prancing horse in the constructors’ standings, but he is delighted with the work carried out by his team throughout the season, hoping that it will bear fruit in 2021.
” After the Barcelona test we all knew something was wrong. During the season, although it was difficult to accept the situation from the first race, because the reality was obvious, we worked very hard, in a constructive way. And I think we got better. It was small steps, but small steps in the right direction, and that is not always the case in Formula 1. Looking to the future, I think we have learned a lot from this season. And we will come back stronger. I hope we can show what we are worth on the track next year. I do not know if we will take a big step in 2021, but I am sure it will be taken in the right direction again. “However, it seems that we will have to wait until 2022, with the implementation of the new technical regulations, to see Ferrari again join in the fight for the world title …
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