Leclerc dampens expectations: "World title is still far away" Formula 1

Leclerc dampens expectations: "World title is still far away"

By Tomas Mota 31 May 2020 | 09:25

Charles Leclerc thinks he still has to improve a lot to claim the world title. In conversation with Sky Italia, he tempers expectations about a possible championship in Formula 1 this year.

"I have no idea what to expect", Leclerc responds to whether he ever thinks of the coveted driver title in Formula 1. "I've never been champion". said Monégasque, who was crowned the best GP3 driver of the world in 2016, and won the Formula 2 title in 2017. "But I have to work hard for it, there is still a long way to go."

In 2019, Leclerc finally made his breakthrough in Formula 1 with two GP victories and seven pole positions. With Sebastian Vettel's imminent departure from Ferrari, the 22-year-old youngster seems to be set to claim the status of number one driver at the Italian racing team. However, according to him, that does not mean that he is one of the favourites for the world title. "I am happy with my development so far, but there is still a lot to do. I hope to become world champion someday, but I'm still a long way away."

"I really miss racing"

Leclerc can't wait to get back into the SF1000, the Ferrari car for 2020. "I go to sleep, and when I wake up, I only think of one thing: racing", he says. "I miss it enormously. I train more often than ever to be ready for the season. ” (photo: Artes Max)



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