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Charles Leclerc: Everyone sees me as a title contender

Charles Leclerc: "Everyone sees me as a title contender"

11-04-2019 17:41 Last update: 17:56

Charles Leclerc is looking forward to getting back out on the track and trying to win his first race in Formula 1. The Ferrari driver looked set to win in Bahrain but an issue with his car left him in third. After the performance, the young driver believes that he is now a genuine contender for the World Championship.  

"After the first race, nobody saw me as a title contender and after the second everyone sees me as one," Leclerc said to the BBC.

"I need to work as hard as possible, try to do the best job in and out of the car. I am pretty sure the results will come - and then we will see."

"It was a positive weekend. The win was very close. Hopefully, I will get my first win soon. That was the target and it is what I am working for."

It has been reported that Leclerc broke team orders when he overtook Sebastian Vettel in Bahrain. 

"From the beginning, we both want to beat each other and that's normal in any team," Leclerc said. "We have found a very good compromise by competing with each other on the track and working together when out of the car which is extremely important for the team and the development of the car."

Leclerc will hope he can beat his teammate again and make up for Bahrain by getting the race win in China. 

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