The first victory of Ferrari in Monza since 2010September 9, 2019
Charles Leclair won the Italian Grand Prix, bringing Ferrari the first victory on the home track since 2010. Thanks to this result, the young Monegasque rose to fourth place in the standings, ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
Vettel himself had an unsuccessful race, encountering Lance Stroll while returning to the track after a U-turn. The German received a 10-second Stop & Go penalty and finished thirteenth.
Charles Lecler (1st): “If any race and you need to win with Ferrari, then definitely the Grand Prix of Italy! This whole weekend turned out to be incredible, I came to Italy after my debut victory at the Spa, and the fact that I managed to get a second career victory here in front of many fans is fantastic!
It seems that the race in the Mercedes was a little faster, moreover, they fought with me with two cars. With Valtteri, they pit-stop much later, with Lewis they changed tires almost simultaneously with me – it was difficult for us to withstand such tactics, but we still had a great race and managed to finish ahead. “
Sebastian Vettel (13th): “I am dissatisfied with what happened, dissatisfied with my speech today. I started well, but in the first corner I had nowhere to go, so I lost my position. I managed to get her back, after which I began to catch up with the leaders.
Then I lost control of the back of the car and couldn’t catch it. At this race for me actually ended.
I have not seen Stroll. I tried several times to return to the track, I could not move. “I could not leave in the right direction, so I did not see him.”
Mattia Binotto, team leader: “After a difficult start to the season, gaining a second victory in a row is a special achievement, especially since we won in Monza, Italy, in front of our fans. In general, we are just happy!
Charles Lecler restrained the onslaught of rivals, and pressure only irritates him. He piloted very well, after the summer break his work deserves all praise – this was evident from the way he defended his position today, avoiding mistakes.
Too many years have passed since our previous victory on this track, but even today the race took place in a very sharp fight – the key factor, perhaps, was that we started from the pole and held the lead. I am very, very pleased, but also very tired. ”
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