TBT: Charles Leclerc Last Win Monza GP 2019
Written by Bruna Brito, Edited by Harshi Vashee
This weekend we will have the pleasure of seeing the F1 race in Monza, the house of Ferrari, at The Autodromo Nazionale Di Monza that marks one of the most unpredictable and exciting races of the year. It’s a magical place where almost anything can happen. This not only marks one of the most colorful and beautiful weekends, but also the last win of Charles Leclerc.
In his first year as a Scuderia Ferrari driver, Charle Leclerc was on top. Just a week after winning for the first time in Formula 1, at The Belgian Gp, in Spa-Francorchamps, the Monegasque driver won for the second time. This time in The Italian Gp, in Monza on 8 September 2019, to the delight of thousands of fans who attended the traditional circuit.
Setting an incredible time of 1:19.307 on Saturday, Charles put His Sf90, ahead of the Mercedes by +0.835, marking his second and last pole of the year.
It was also an excellent position for the Italian Scuderia, all together, since his teammate, the four-times World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, started Fourth, scoring the position with the lap time of 1:19,457.
After starting on pole, Leclerc had to deal with Lewis Hamilton, who looked for the lead after his first pit stop. But Monegasque resisted well, even with his tires being more worn out, to the point of leading to a slight change of trajectory at the end of the long straight, in the braking of the chicane.
However, Hamilton also made a mistake, even bigger than Leclerc’s, and lost more time, losing second place to Bottas, who had not yet attempted the maneuver on Leclerc. But it wasn’t enough, the Mercedes was not able to take over the Monegasque. Aggressively, impressively and determinedly, Leclerc won his second race in F1, a week after taking the podium for the first time in Belgium. Now with a more sincere and wide smile, knowing that Anthoine was happy for him.
For the whole of the week after, Charles Leclerc’s face was on every magazine And newspaper cover in Italy, and around the world. The victory proved the talent and determination of the young driver, confirming that Ferrari had indeed made the right choice.
Leclerc continues driving for Ferrari, now having the Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr. as his teammate. He occupies fifth place in the Championship, with 92 points, 3.5 points ahead of Sainz. Max Verstappen leads the 2021 world championship with 224.5 points. And we hope that the wonderful red machines can have a successful weekend, adding some points to the championship, and who knows, even a little luck to Carlos Sainz, who will face his first Italian Gp as a Ferrari driver.