Charles Leclerc’s Push to win a fantastic Italian GP was hailed as”extraordinary” from Sky F1’s Martin Brundle after the Child Hauled off Mercedes, to the delight of Their raucous Ferrari Lovers at Monza.
Leclerc claimed victory from pole but had been under a constant danger from the Mercedes, first seeing off Lewis Hamilton after a few enthralling wheel-to-wheel battles – with the tournament leader pushed off the track at one stage – until then staying ahead of Valtteri Bottas in the final stages.
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It was the first success of Ferrari at their home Grand Prix because Fernando Alonso at 2010.
“I am very happy I seen that drive first hand,” explained Brundle.
“It had been an extraordinary drive. The most intense pressure, he retained it all together”
Nico Rosberg, the 2016 world champion and also long-time competition to Hamilton, said:”An unbelievable drive. I know exactly how he felt in that car like I do not know the number of times, because I had Lewis in my gearbox. The pressure Lewis puts on when he’s there, you can’t create the tiniest of mistakes.
“Leclerc made one small mistake but he rescued it superbly, secure it and it was perfect.”
Rosberg added:”Today is the kind of drive in which he revealed he could and probably will be a Ferrari world champion within the next couple of years when the car enables him to do it.”
The pressure is withstood by leclerc
Together with the Mercedes driver arguing that he had been given no room when seeking to overtake leclerc, 21, has been handed that the equal of a warning, a black-and-white flag, after his tussle with Hamilton.
“He was a lone ranger out there using both Mercedes coming ,” additional Brundle. “He had been pushing his fortune on driving criteria, but’pushing his fortune’ is fine and he got away with all that. He brought it home – he had to receive out his elbows or he was not likely to have the success.”
Brundle added of the currently back-to-back soul winner:”He’s driving in the most exquisite way.”
His team supervisor impressed.
“He feels the strain as a boost and certainly he is driving really well,” explained Binotto. “Following the summer break he’s driving superbly and we can see how he defended the positions today.”
After success near-misses at the first half of the year, most especially in Bahrain after his car failed and Austria when he was overtaken by Max Verstappen on the last lap, Leclerc has won race weekends.
“You understand to take care of pressure. He had the automobile he could do it, in Austria he fought a little bit longer.
“But the significant thing for me is the regular a personality he is. I have done an interview with him and in the close of the interview he thanked me to express’I was happy with the way that travelled’.
“He just seemed so up to what he needed to do this weekend.”