In last week’s race in Barcelona, to every Tifosis’ disappointment, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc lost the lead of the World Drivers’ Championship standings to Max Verstappen from Red Bull. The Monegasque has won two out of the six races that have taken place in this season till now, with podium finishes in four of the races. But in the Spanish Grand Prix, the Scuderia racer lost power in his engine, and had to retire the car midway through the race.
Charles Leclerc’s engine problems in Barcelona give rise to a huge opportunity for Dutchman Max Verstappen, who was chasing Leclerc through the first five races of this season as he had severe reliability issues with his Red Bull RB-18 at the beginning of this year.
Now that Charles Leclerc is back in Monaco for his home race–the Monaco Grand Prix 2022–he has got to prove to his devoted fans why he deserves to get his hands on the World Championship title at the end of this year. The Monegasque had signed with the Scuderia in 2019, and he has never been able to finish his races in Monte Carlo. But this time, he is set upon his goal to achieve a podium finish here.
Charles Leclerc talks about his goal for the Monaco Grand Prix 2022
For Charles Leclerc, the ultimate goal of this week’s Monaco Grand Prix will be to debunk the “Monaco Curse” that his fans have come to fear ever since his Ferrari broke down and he failed to finish the race in his home country in 2019.
Speaking of Charles’ expectations from the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix, he said, “Last year, I needed a miracle to get to the front row, so I took a lot of risks. I really wanted that pole here, so I took risks and crashed.
I will do everything I can to win, but I have learned. Sometimes there are situations which require more caution.”