Charles Leclerc gave his gift from Ferrari, 2019 SF90, to the Prince of Monaco. Monegask says it was one of his demands on his new contract to get this car, but there was one problem: “I didn’t have enough space in my living room.”
Last week, Leclerc posted photos of a special package it received. Monegask received a 2019 SF90 from Ferrari and proudly posted photos of the matte red car on Instagram. In the run-up to the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, Leclerc opens his brochure about the background to this story, and why it’s not at home.
“After my first year at Ferrari, I signed a new, longer contract,” says Leclerc. One of my demands was that I have this car. I have fond memories of that, which will remain after my victories at Monza and Spa. He would be in the Prince of Monaco group because I didn’t have enough space in my living room in my apartment. It is in safe hands there. At the moment, I have no other cars in my collection, ”Monegask reports.
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For Ferrari, the 2021 season started better than 2020. According to Leclerc, the team worked hard in the winter. “It’s an important step forward,” he says. “We have made more progress compared to last year than any other team. But we want to fight for the victories.” When asked where the improvements are, he replied, “It’s a general improvement. Strength, grip. The whole package looks good.”
The goal for this year is to return Scuderia to the top three. “The realistic goal is to be behind Red Bull and Mercedes. Frankly, it will be difficult to fight them, but we will fight with four or five other teams.”
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With major organizational changes awaiting next year, teams, including Haas, are completely focused on that year. Leclerc reveals Ferrari’s focus also on the new season. “I think we have the right attitude and are doing well,” he says. “At the beginning of last year, it was hard to accept that we took a step back compared to 2019. Then we started again a little bit. We will not let our heads go around this year’s battle for third place. Everyone realizes that with good preparation for 2022, there is so much that we have. It can be gained, because we will have to drive this generation of cars for years to come. “