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German GP | Leclerc: target is still the first victory

After four consecutive podium finishes, Charles Leclerc is approaching the second half of the season with optimism. The Monegasque is now more confident with the car and is looking ahead for his first victory, his main goal since day 1 with Ferrari.

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German GP | Leclerc: target is still the first victory
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Charles Leclerc is the man of the moment in Formula 1, after two stunning races that gave him podium finishes. Something has clearly changed in the Monegasque' approach to the race weekend, but most importantly on his adaptation process to the SF90: "I think before France it was more myself adapting to the car, after that I think we changed the approach and I think we adapted the car to my driving, to let me drive a bit more naturally which help me", Leclerc said.

The momentum of the 21 years old driver is putting even more pressure on his four-time world champion teammate. But the situation between the two drivers shouldn't be a concern for the Tifosi: "I think we have a good relationship which is very important for the team", he stated. "Obviously, I think that hasn’t changed since the beginning of the season is that he wants to beat me and I want to beat him, but I think we found the right compromise where we are working very well together to try to put the cars where they deserved to be. And as I said, the relationship is very good and also the mood is very good though we had tough time, so this is very important."

So does Leclerc now feel like the number 1 driver in the Ferrari box? He was pretty clear about his opinion: "I'm not the one who has to answer this question, I’m just giving my best on track." He may not being yet a clear first drive for Ferrari, but still he got a lot of attention from five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton:


So after pole position and podiums, it seems like it's definitely time for Charles Leclerc to approach his clear objective: "Definitely from the beginning the season, the target is to get my first victory. As I said in the past it's not an obsession, I'm trying to focus on myself, try improve step by step, races after races. Then I'm pretty sure success will come, we are working very hard trying to improve on where we are at the moment, I think that’s the main target for the second part of the season", Leclerc concluded.

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