THE MONEGASQUE DRIVER WON IN JEREZ TO SECURE THE DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP.
Today was Leclerc’s sixth win of the season and the rookie has shown unbelievable pace ever since the first race in Bahrain where Leclerc made an unlikely two stop strategy work by passing Luca Ghiotto on the final lap.
Despite this wonderful first season for Leclerc, it wasn’t all going his way. At his home race, in Monte Carlo, Leclerc claimed the pole but he scored his only double retirement of the year. He also had his only disqualification in Spa along with Oliver Rowland who had illegal floors during the feature race.
Despite all of this, Leclerc’s season has been nothing but success. He joins the likes of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton winning GP2/F2 in their debut season. Leclerc also took the record for number of pole positions. Only in Budapest and Monza did Leclerc not take pole in but eight pole positions is very impressive!
Leclerc also nearly took a double win in Baku, however, a time penalty meant he would cross the line first but would finish second. As the season went on, it was announced last month that Sauber were to give Leclerc some test driver sessions in Free Practice One commencing after the Malaysian Grand Prix.
No one else looked like they could win the title and by Silverstone, it looked like when was Leclerc going to win the title not if.
He secured it with three races to go but none of this will mean that Leclerc will ease off. He still has the chance of one more pole position and three more race wins. All of this will mean that surely we will see Charles Leclerc in Formula 1 in the very near future and judging by this season, it wouldn’t surprise me if Leclerc wins a Formula 1 championship in the next 5 years!