Piero Ferrari claims his dad, Enzo, would have most certainly approved of Charles Leclerc racing for the Scuderia.
A part-owner of the company his fabulous daddy founded in 1939, 6 years before Piero was born, the 76-year-old is additionally the vice-president of Ferrari.
Upon getting Italy’s 2021 Client of Sports Award, Piero spoke about three of the Ferrari-affiliated chauffeurs currently in Formula 1– Leclerc, his team-mate Carlos Sainz and also Mick Schumacher, a member of their academy who is racing for Haas.
It was two-time F1 winner Leclerc about whom he waxed lyrical the most, juxtaposing him with Gilles Villeneuve whom Enzo did see race till the Canadian’s unfortunate death.
“Charles is a chauffeur who would have been very much to my dad’s preference,” stated Ferrari, priced quote by Speedweek.
“Contrasts with previous chauffeurs are always hard. However it can definitely be stated that Gilles Villeneuve, for instance, was a pure impulse motorist.
“Charles is entirely various– a smart man blessed with unbelievable talent in every respect, very concentrated.
“If we provide him the best automobile, he will certainly provide us a great deal of pleasure.”
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After the Russian Grand Prix, Leclerc locates himself 8.5 factors behind his team-mate, Sainz, in the Drivers’ standings, the Spaniard having continued his promising very first year at Maranello with a third podium surface for Ferrari at Sochi.
Piero’s description of Sainz is “a trustworthy, rapid vehicle driver as we have simply seen in Russia– with he and also Charles, we have a wonderful team”.
He additionally mentioned Schumacher, with whose papa, Michael, he enjoyed a cozy relationship during Ferrari’s golden age of the early 2000s.
“I like to keep in mind the moments with Michael far from the race-track,” remembered Ferrari. “When he was our guest at home and also we had a silent glass of red wine with each other.
“A simple person in one of the most favorable sense– clear, precise, extremely direct.”
And also Mick? “He is making his way in a racing group that is sustained by us. I wish he obtains a car in 2022 with which he can show his top qualities.”
Neither Ferrari nor Haas will be making a motorist modification next year, when Schumacher jnr will certainly hope that, with the new Formula 1 policies, his team can make development in the direction of occasional points-scoring coatings at least.
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