Leclerc thinks road to F1 title ’long’
"I want to be the best in my sport"
Charles Leclerc says the road ahead of him to the F1 title is "long".
In Bahrain, only a car problem prevented the young Monegasque from winning his first grand prix.
And in Baku, Toto Wolff said that despite Mercedes’ fourth consecutive 1-2, "Charles Leclerc was the fastest here".
Indeed, the Ferrari driver was incredibly hard on himself after a qualifying crash, but Lewis Hamilton thinks Leclerc is definitely a title contender.
"It’s very nice to hear that coming from a five time world champion," Leclerc, 21, told Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper.
"Many other people already see me there too, but I think the road is long," he added.
"What is certain is that I will do everything to get there. I want to be the best in my sport, but at the same time I realise how difficult it is.
"Since I was a child, doing karting competitively, I have wanted to win. So yes, to be world champion is a goal that I want to achieve," said Leclerc.