Monaco’s own Charles Leclerc took his first F1 victory this weekend beating out Lewis Hamilton at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc has dreamed of gaining a Formula 1 victory his whole life, and this past Sunday his dream was realised. The 21-year-old beat his Ferrari teammate Lewis Hamilton by a nose.
The win was bittersweet though, as Leclerc’s long time childhood friend and fellow racer, Anthoine Hubert, tragically died after injuries sustained from an horrific F2 accident on Saturday. Hubert’s car slammed into barriers and then was struck by another car whilst he was traveling at speeds of close to 240km/p.
Leclerc’s abilities were on full display showing a dogged determination, concentration and maturity by racing and winning after such a loss.
Hamilton applauded his teammate on his win and noted what a strong contender he is becoming.