Leclair’s victories celebrated In MaranelloSeptember 12, 2019
On Wednesday evening at the Ferrari base in Maranello there were special celebrations dedicated to the victories of Charles Leclair in the Grand Prix of Belgium and Italy, at which the young rider and head of the Scuderia Mattia Binotto was greeted by all the staff of the team.
Addressing the audience, Binotto emphasized that success in the Spa and Monza is the merit of the whole team.
“We won in Belgium and Italy, thanks to the efforts of the whole team,” he said. – The version of the aerodynamic body kit, designed for low downforce, helped to achieve the results we were counting on, and the engine showed excellent performance even in Spa. His third version, which we presented in Italy, turned out to be good enough to repel the attacks of rivals, even when they used DRS.
The tactics were also chosen correctly, pit stops were carried out perfectly, and a combination of all these factors led to the fact that Ferrari finally won the first victories this season. In addition, Sebastian Vettel played an important role in the Spa, helping us to complete our tasks. ”
I must say that Sebastian was not present at the celebrations in Maranello, but during the ceremony he called from Switzerland, where he lives, and also congratulated the team, thanking for the support so important to him after the hard race in Monza.
To the clink of champagne glasses, Charles said a few words: “I believe that now unforgettable days have come for me. Winning two of my first year at Ferrari is an incredible success, which I achieved mainly thanks to all of you. Moreover, after such a first half of the season, when our expectations were not destined to come true.
But the week in Monza turned out just great, Sebastian and I received a huge boost of energy from typhoid during the holiday in Milan, all the more so for a good performance in the Italian Grand Prix. When I fought on the track, I literally felt the support of the audience gathered in the stands of the circuit, and when I crossed the finish line, I was greatly relieved. In general, I am grateful to all of you! ”
During the evening, Charles handed out hundreds of autographs to ordinary Ferrari employees working at the base in Maranello, who did not want to miss the chance to get a T-shirt, cap or at least a postcard signed by a young Monegasque, with whom in Scuderia, and in the Italian racing community as a whole, are associated hopes.
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