Leclerc 'proud' of Sauber progress

Thuesday, 12 juny 2018, 05:35 , by Martin Macdonald

Charles Leclerc has revealed just how "proud" he is of his performance at the Canadian Grand Prix at the weekend, as well as the recent progress from Sauber which has seen the Monegasque driver collect three points finishes out of the last four races.

Leclerc started thirteenth on the grid and although he was aided by the retirements of Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll, and Brendon Hartley, he battled fiercely against Pierre Gasly and Kevin Magnussen to finish in the last points position.

He is eager for the current impressive form of Sauber to continue.

“It was a good race. I am very happy with the result – it has now been four races that we have been doing a great job, and have been improving consistently,” said Leclerc.

“I am proud of the team and the work that everyone has done. It was exciting to discover this track in Montreal, and I enjoyed driving here very much.

“Now we have to take what we have learned here and look to continue on this positive path for the next couple of races.”

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The comments from the rookie were echoed by his team boss, Frederic Vasseur, who was full of praise for Leclerc's contributions in his first season in Formula One.

“Overall it was a good weekend for us. We had one car in Q2 (Charles Leclerc) again – it was the fourth time in a row for us,” said Vasseur.

“The race today was also good. Charles managed to stay ahead of his competitors and fight his way forward, scoring a point for the team again.

“The team did a good job with a very fast pit stop again. Everything is coming together and looking positive, and good steps are being made as a team.

“We have to stay focused and continue working in this direction for the upcoming races.”

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Comments (3)

  • David Seddon
    One to watch but another year with Sauber will see if he has the talent to move to Ferrari in 2020
  • Dexter Williams
    I think he'll be ready for Ferrari in 2019.

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