Charles Leclerc leads the F1 Drivers' standings after two races spent preventing arduous with World Champion Max Verstappen.
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Charles Leclerc won’t be utilizing Lewis Hamilton’s title battle with Max Verstappen as inspiration in his combat in opposition to the Pink Bull driver.
Leclerc leads the World Championship after two rounds; he completed first in Bahrain and second in Saudi Arabia, selecting up 45 factors alongside the way in which.
On each events, the Ferrari racer discovered himself swapping locations with Verstappen on the entrance and now boasts a 20-point benefit over his rival.
There are nonetheless 21 races to go between now and the tip of the season, with Leclerc anticipating loads of twists and turns.
However he won’t be drawing inspiration from the combat Hamilton put up in opposition to Verstappen in 2021 as he prepares to go toe-to-toe with the Dutchman himself.
Leclerc: I’ve my very own driving model
Leclerc is now into his fifth season in F1 however spent the 2 years prior working as a take a look at driver for first Haas after which Sauber.
Through the 2016 season, while competing in GP3, Leclerc would have seen Hamilton and Nico Rosberg push one another all the way in which to an Abu Dhabi finale.
The next season, as he inched nearer to F1, Sebastian Vettel’s two-year battle with Hamilton started as Ferrari twice missed out on the title.
And in 2021, Verstappen and Hamilton’s battle grew to become one of many sport’s most iconic, while Leclerc fought amongst the midfield runners in his Ferrari.
“I really did not watch that a lot of those battles, a number of the races I’ve watched,” Leclerc informed media, together with RacingNews365.com, when requested what he can be taught from title battles of the current previous.
“I feel I realized extra from my very own experiences. Each driver has their very own driving model, I’ve my very own one.”
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Leclerc has described his early on-track conferences with Verstappen as “arduous however truthful” with the pair but to make contact or be topic to any stewards’ investigation, regardless of buying and selling positions.
“I feel in a wheel-to-wheel battle, I’m fairly robust and I at all times attempt to be higher,” Leclerc continued.
“Max, I do know him fairly effectively, since karting we have had some nice battles and we have grown up collectively, which I feel additionally helped us develop in our personal manner.
“As I mentioned, I be taught extra from my very own experiences than watching others.”
RacingNews365.com F1 journalists Dieter Rencken,
Mike Seymour, and Thomas Maher look again over the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix in Jeddah, which was gained in dramatic style by Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen.