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May 28, 2024 | Scuderia Ferrari

Charles Leclerc's Home Race Win

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Charles Leclerc has finally shaken off his Monaco taboo, winning his home race at his sixth attempt.

Scuderia Ferrari
May 28, 2024

It was an extremely tactical race, which the team executed perfectly, with Charles leading from start to finish. Completing a memorable day, as Scuderia Ferrari HP took its tenth win on the streets of the Principality, was a third place for Carlos Sainz, which now puts the team 24 points behind Red Bull, the leaders in the Constructors’ classification. Charles has also closed the gap to Drivers’ leader Max Verstappen to 31 points. He is the 37th driver to win on the streets of Monaco. He is also the first Monegasque to do so since the start of the Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship in 1950, although Louis Chiron, also a Monegasque won here 93 years ago, well before the creation of the World Championship. Leclerc is also the seventh Ferrari driver to win here.

I can’t really explain how I feel. The race seemed to go on for ever, but maybe that made it even nicer. Winning here means so much to me, because it’s the race that made me dream of becoming a Formula 1 driver when I was little. So I want to thank the people of Monaco, on the lap of honour I saw so many people on the balconies and I thank all of them for their incredible support.
Charles Leclerc #16