MONZA, Italy (AP) — Charles Leclerc ended Ferrari’s nine-year wait for victory at its home circuit as he held off the Mercedes duo to win Formula One’s Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Leclerc secured his second successive F1 race win in the process, having recorded his first ever in last week’s Belgian GP.
“It really means so much to me,” said Leclerc in Italian, as he spoke from the iconic podium at Monza, above a sea of red as thousands of Ferrari fans wearing that color chanted his name and waved flags.
“It was already a dream come true at Spa, winning here is 10 times more. I don’t have words.”