Charles Leclerc: “It’s not been a bad weekend”

by Paul Hensby

Charles Leclerc was by far the best rookie driver at Hockenheim last weekend, with the Monegasque driver securing a trio of podium finishes, culminating in a race three victory for Van Amersfoort Racing.

Leclerc also took two front-row starts and a fourth in Germany, and now sits second in the championship, only five points behind championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi, and is sixty points clear of the next nearest rookie George Russell.

The Van Amersfoort Racing driver admitted he did not expect such strong results in Germany on a track he had never visited before.

“It’s not been a bad weekend as I have visited the three steps of the podium,” insisted Leclerc. “I hadn’t expected such great results when I arrived here, as this was the first time I raced on this track.

“But we did a solid job in practice and from there we kept improving the car and my driving. Even though the conditions weren’t easy, we’re ultimately going back home with a good amount of points, which is good for the championship.

“A big ‘thank you’ to my team Van Amersfoort for a great job.”

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