I am a Leclerc fan and have been for a while but I must put forward a note of warning. One swallow does not make a summer. I said on Sunday that the heartbreaking way Leclerc lost his victory reminded me very much of Juan Pablo Montoya being denied a well earned race win through no fault of his own in his 2nd GP for Williams. Now when that happened we had the same talk now about how he was going to dominate the sport for the next few years and comparison to greats followed. Just look at what he's done before F1 as well came the cry. However JPM's greatness never materialised and he became a bit too fond of doughnuts.
I hope the same does not happen to Leclerc because I am a fan but I'm reluctant to get too carried away. I once got carried away about a certain Jean Alesi who was cruelly denied a victory in the Tyrell in one of his first Grand Prix........hang on! That's the same story! My god's its like history repeats itself or something!
A bold claim that Paul Fearnley intends to stand by it appears. Predictions aside, the article is a fun reminder of the sheer number of times young Charles pain in Bahrain has repeated itself over the years.
What I like about LeClerc is he just so mature about the situation and the way he has conducted himself which will win him over at Ferrari.
His confidence in telling the team this time he was faster than Vettel and overtook him and proved it with class.
He is definitely not an Alesi or a Montoya - the main issue with both of them was their fiery temper and making ill advised career moves. Alesi let his heart rule his head but then other times the luck seriously went against him when he was leading races set for the victory
Montoya - should have won 2003 title but made a rash decision jumping ship to Mclaren and never really was the same driver
Naive in the extreme at Monaco. Did he really expect the other drivers to jump out of his way?
He was hot headed after his team screwed his qualifying. That was not Leclerc's fault, but his reaction gave him no chance of making the best of the situation. He could have been 6th by playing it smart.
Leclerc needs to calm down. To be fair, he needs the sort of treatment Lewis got today. Lewis was also got headed about the choice of tyres but his team gave him what he needed to get to win: track position and a soothing calm voice.
His race went down the pan at the end of Q1.Was surprised though that he seemed to lose his head with the way he was trying to overtake at rascasse every lap.Maybe the pressure of driving for Ferrari is getting to him slightly.