Charles Leclerc says he finally feels like he is ready to challenge for the Formula 1 drivers’ championship after collecting his maiden victory in the sport at the Belgian Grand Prix.
After impressing at Sauber last year, the Monegasque was promoted to Ferrari to replace Kimi Raikkonen, who would go in the other direction to the team where he started his career.
It has taken him, and Ferrari, a while to get going this season, but after taking pole position at Spa he went on to claim the team’s first victory of the season, once again bettering the more experienced Sebastian Vettel.
Now that his first win is out of the way, his eye is now on the championship.
"I think I've been in better form [than Vettel] in qualifying since six races [ago]," Leclerc believes.
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