Charles Leclerc made his debut with the Ferrari of 2017 on the first day of the tests at the Hungaroring and got the best time, confirming that it is one of the riders with more projection in the current landscape.
The pilot of monaco is the current leader of the Formula 2 and is one of the obvious candidates to occupy a seat at Sauber for the season 2018 following the agreement of the swiss team with Ferrari for the supply of engines and gearboxes. Not only that, because the Sergio Marchionne, Chairman of Ferrari, has acknowledged that Ferrari looks at Sauber to an affiliate team with which to help their young riders to form in the Formula 1.
Leclerc recognized after exiting the car to drive for Ferrari is something very special for him, especially considering that it has achieved the best time. “it Has been an incredible day, driving for Ferrari has been a dream since I was a child, so it’s an incredible feeling to be riding for them and, obviously, to lead the day although doesn’t mean anything. What makes it even more special”.
In any case, Leclerc has not been raised as a main objective to achieve times that will attract attention, but to supplement the programme provided by the team for the development of the car. “it is Always important to impress everyone, but today was not my main goal. My goal was to accumulate miles in the car and try to do the best job possible, I hope that you have seen good things in me”.
I Need to impress everything I can and I will do my best to do this. If I then have the opportunity, I will take
But with the possibility of signing for Sauber for next year, or to pique the interest of other teams, Leclerc has not denied that that is willing to show his talent behind the wheel and waiting for him to fact, at the Hungaroring serve to do this. “Obviously I need to impress everything I can and I will do my best to do this. If I then have the opportunity, I will take it with two hands, but for the moment I focus on the Formula 2”.
Leclerc was present in the test Silverstone 2016, but acknowledges that the new Formula 1 this season are another story, and provide the pilot with indescribable sensations. “It’s another world now. Last year I jumped from GP3 to Formula 1, so the difference was huge. Now that I’m doing the Formula 2 the step is smaller because the cars of F2 are already very, very fast, but with this aerodynamic and these tires is absolutely amazing”.
The four times World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, has taken on the mantle of Charles Leclerc, placing himself at the controls of the Ferrari SF70-H on the second day of tests at the Hungaroring.