Charles Leclerc: "Suzuka is always linked to the death of Jules Bianchi"

08-10-2019 13:41 | Updated: 08-10-2019 13:54
by Louis Shaw
F1 News
Charles Leclerc: Suzuka is always linked to the death of Jules Bianchi

The Japanese Grand Prix weekend will be a challenging time for Charles Leclerc as it will be a reminder of the tragic loss of his good friend Joules Bianchi. The Ferrari driver will want to perform well and do Bianchi proud with a strong result. 

“I had a hard time last year when I hit the road for the first time. For me, this place is always linked to the fatal accident of Jules," Leclerc said. 

Bianchi had a fatal crash at the circuit in 2014 and died a year later after failing to recover. Leclerc has come into the sport after this tragedy but it will be on his mind as he races at the circuit. 

However, Leclerc is also looking forward to racing at the circuit and hopefully getting another race win. 

“It is very demanding and technical. In that regard, it is definitely the best circuit on the calendar. From fast turns to a hairpin, it has all the features that make this an iconic job.”

Leclerc will hope that Ferrari are fast in Japan and that he can win for Bianchi. 

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