Formula 1

Charles Leclerc: “Incredible Feeling To Score Points”

1 Mins read
Credit: Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team

After a challenging start to his rookie campaign Charles Leclerc says it’s an “incredible feeling” to finally score championship points after finishing a remarkable sixth in the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

In a race that witnessed drama throughout, Leclerc not only kept his nose clean but demonstrated strong pace, at one point fending off the Scuderia Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen to maintain a position within the points.

The result gives Leclerc eight championship points, elevating him to thirteenth in the world championship and comes a day after the Monegasque advanced to Q2 for the first time in his career.

“It was an amazing race today – I am very happy with my result,” said Leclerc. “It was definitely eventful, with many incidents on track making it especially challenging and fun to drive.

“I felt comfortable in the car, and did my best to gradually advance to the front of the midfield through the race.

“It is an incredible feeling to score points for the first time in Formula 1.”

The new Alfa Rome/Sauber partnership was expected to be 2018’s backmarker, but as Leclerc and eleventh place finisher Marcus Ericsson demonstrated, the team are now getting on top of their 2018 package.

“As a team, we can see our potential, and know what our strengths are,” Leclerc added.

“I am very pleased, and look forward to continuing on this positive path.”

Related posts
Formula 1

Hamilton takes Ninety-ninth Career Pole Position with Red Bulls on the charge

5 Mins read
Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton sits at the front at Imola but without the help of his team-mate to defend from the roaring Red Bulls behind.
Formula 1

Verstappen Hits the Front in Final Practice for Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

2 Mins read
Max Verstappen will go into Qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix with confidence after topping final practice at Imola by more than four-tenths of a second.
Formula 1

Pirelli tyres performance gaps were different because of the cooler conditions at Imola

2 Mins read
Pirelli tyres performance gaps skewed with conditions cooler than expected at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Leave a Reply