F1 | US GP | Charles Leclerc: “I missed the US and I look forward to race here again”
Soon after his birthday week, the Monegasque is ready to race again and opens up about his love for the United States and how he is ready to fight with Carlos Sainz for the position in the drivers championship
After a 2020 season without the Circuit of the Americas in the calendar, F1 is back in the United States again and in today’s conference, the Ferrari Monegasque driver, Charles Leclerc showed all his excitement for this weekend GP.
Just last week, Leclerc celebrated his 24th birthday surrounded by his loved ones and friends in Monaco, and just some days later he is ready to race again.
“I’m so excited to be back here”- declared the Monegasque. “I really like the atmosphere here in the US. The Circuit of the Americas is particular and very challenging and I’m looking forward to see what we can do this year here.”
Charles Leclerc also explained how a mix-up over his travel exemption led him to New York: “It was totally unplanned. With the actual travel restrictions, I required I specific document to travel to Texas. I really enjoyed my stop in New York city anyway; it was my first time here and I’ve always wanted to visit it.”
“In these days” -he added “I also had the chance to go and watch the first NBA match of the season in Milwaukee with Pierre Gasly; it was my first time and I really enjoyed it."
Leclerc, answering to the fans question also talked about his love for Los Angeles: “I really loved spending time there 3 years ago now. It really gave me very good vibes and I had the chance to detach myself from race life for a bit.”
On his battle with Carlos Sainz in the drivers' championship, where just half a point separates them, he said: “I really like how we push each other to the limit. We work very well together and most of all we’re doing it for the team, but I’m still determinated as ever to finish the highest possible in the drivers championship.”
The Monegasque talked about the special experience he had last week in Fiorano, with his friends and some members of his family. In fact, Ferrari gave him the chance to drive a 3-seats F1 car, and this gave him the opportunity to take around the Fiorano track his loved ones to experience how it really feels to drive an F1 car:
“During the races they can hear team radios and most of the time I tell them everything about my weekends, but words can’t really explain how it feels to be in there and having them here with me was so special”
Glad you could make it to Austin, @Charles_Leclerc!— Formula 1 (@F1) October 21, 2021
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