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On Monday, November 6, Mayor Georges Marsan honoured Charles Leclerc, the 2017 World Champion Formula 2 winner, at a ceremony attended by nine deputies and councillors.
Mayor Marsan presented Leclerc, a 20-year-old Monegasque, who has been called “genius” and “F1’s next big thing” in motorsport press, with a trophy symbolising his world championship title.
“Ever since you started driving a kart on the Bianchi family track in Brignoles, you’ve been making progress,” the mayor, who just completed the Monte-Carlo eRallye last week, said in his speech. “This victory not only confirms your driving skills, but also your hard work and will to succeed.”
Mayor Marsan also highlighted the young driver’s achievements this season, which have included six wins and eight pole positions. “Thanks to you, the Monegasque national anthem has played six times on the world’s circuits.”
There is a total of eleven races in the 2017 F2 calendar, which is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The Ferrari Formula 1 junior driver sealed the 2017 Formula 2 title in Jerez in October, although the team championship title will be decided on November 26 at the season’s final event – the Yas Marina Circuit in UAE.
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