F1 Raceweek: Charles Leclerc targets Monza glory as Ferrari chase home win

F1 Raceweek: Charles Leclerc targets Monza glory as Ferrari chase home win

F1 Raceweek: Charles Leclerc targets Monza glory as Ferrari chase home win

Three days after the Monegasque's near-flawless maiden triumph at the Belgian Grand Prix, the man who oversaw two great title-winning eras with Ferrari made clear that it much too soon to promote Leclerc.

Speaking from his studio in Monza, Colombo shows off mementos and memories from his career as an F1 photographer, spanning over 700 grands prix and talks openly about his legendary with the legendary Ferrari founder. Yesterday we saw the passion [at an event in central Milan] that there is and I'm sure that we will see throughout the weekend.

Charles Leclerc feels more confident after his first win at Spa but knows he must remain focused for Monza.

"It was a big weekend for him last weekend even though it was overshadowed by the passing of Anthoine, so not great, but it was his first one and I'm sure he'll be around for a while so there will be a lot more". So I think those are the key things. Obviously there are signs we aware of that put us in a good position, but I think we have to be carefully optimistic and realistic.

That also meant an off-set in the later race-simulation preparation, on which Mercedes appeared to have an advantage but on which Ferrari may have been affected by a damper track for the start of their runs. One lap in qualifying is one thing, but obviously there are a lot of laps on Sunday, plus the weather, plus. plus. plus.

While sections of the media insist on suggesting that Charles Leclerc should be team leader at Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel believes that if Mercedes is to be beaten, he and his teammate must work together. They've been in a position to win every race this year.

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But Vettel, 32, said at Monza: "As a child I followed Michael (Schumacher) in the red vehicle. I guess it will be very tight".

"I haven't done much to celebrate".

Ferrari looked quick in pre-season testing but had failed to take opportunities to win in Bahrain, Canada and Austria before Leclerc's victory in Belgium last weekend.

The 21-year-old, who had suffered several victory near-misses before last Sunday this year, and told Sky Sports F1: "There definitely a little bit more confidence". You feel now you can do it, which is good. That's something we haven't been, and we need to get there.

"So I'm very focused here for Monza".

Ferrari is on the way to having "two number 1 drivers", according to former president Luca di Montezemolo.

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