Leclerc ready to "push the limits" at French GP

18-06-2019 17:46
by Adam Newton
Leclerc ready to push the limits at French GP

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is looking to build on his podium in the previous race in Canada with another strong weekend at the French Grand Prix.

Leclerc has good memories of the Circuit Paul Ricard, last year marking his first Q3 appearance and a points finish to go with it, but he will be hoping for much more than a tenth placed finish this time around.

The Monegasque currently lies fifth in the standings, 16 points behind Max Verstappen, and according to, said this about the upcoming race: "France - it's a pretty new track to me, strangely, as it is very close to my home. I have some great memories from last year's event which was the first time that I was there. It was also the first time that I made it to Q3 in Formula 1, which is something that I will never forget.

"The track is quite atypical, with huge run-off areas. You can really push the limits in free practice without taking actual risks because the walls are quite far away. I really enjoy driving at Le Castellet and look forward to being back there."

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