Martin Brundle admits that Charles Leclerc was "very lucky" at Monza

11-09-2019 17:57
by Tom Mason
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Martin Brundle admits that Charles Leclerc was very lucky at Monza

Former British racing driver and commentator Martin Brundle felt that Ferrari's Charles Leclerc's performance at Monza was "very lucky" despite winning his second race in succession. The 21-year-old backed up his win at Spa with victory in Italy last weekend.

Leclerc currently stands fourth in the driver's standings on 182 points, ahead of his teammate Sebastian Vettel and just three points shy of Max Verstappen in the Red Bull after two consecutive wins.

"Charles Leclerc looks a bit like Harry Potter's younger, polite brother - but in the race car his razor blades grow out of his elbows, and his head is as resilient as the carbon shell of his Cars," Brundle as quoted by Speedweek.

"He held off all pressure, first from Hamilton, then from Bottas, to clinch this acclaimed victory, the first of Ferrari's in Monza for nine years."

Despite how impressive the young Ferrari driver has been in recent weeks it's going to take a big swing in result for Lewis Hamilton to not win the title, with him currently 63 points ahead of his teammate, Valtteri Bottas.

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