“They’re gonna have to support him”: Marcus Ericsson urges Ferrari to back Charles Leclerc for World Championship 2022 title

Marcus Ericsson has said that Charles Leclerc, who was his teammate during their Sauber days, needs all the support he can from Scuderia Ferrari of the Monegasque wants to win the World Championship against defending Champion Max Verstappen.

Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc has gone above and beyond in delivering the best performances of his career in the first few races of the all-new Formula 1 2022 season. The Scuderia Ferrari racer has been driving alongside Sebastian Vettel since 2019, and ever since then he has only strived to better himself and hone his skills at driving.

In the last few years, Ferrari, the oldest and most successful team in the history of F1, has not been able to deliver a car strong enough to contest for the Championship title, but this year, the Scuderia engineers have outdone themselves. The SF-75, built by Scuderia Ferrari, has every feature of a powerful race car that has enough race pace and reliability that Charles Leclerc has already won two of the first five races in this year.

As it stands now, Charles Leclerc has the topmost place in the World Championship standings, while Ferrari stands atop the Constructors’ Championship table. Charles’ old teammate at Sauber, Marcus Ericsson, has now spoken out about how he feels Charles should be backed by the Scuderia now, so that he can grab the World Championship title this year.

“Support will go in Charles’ corner”: Marcus Ericsson wants Ferrari to support Charles Leclerc


Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson
Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson

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In the current F1 2022 season, Charles Leclerc is teamed with his Spaniard partner, Carlos Sainz Jr., who signed with the Scuderia only in 2020. While in his debut year at Ferrari, Carlos had suprassed Charles Leclerc in terms of performance by winning P5 in the World Championship, Charles has managed to turn the table by scoring the lead in the Championship table for this year.

Speaking of Charles Leclerc’s calibre for bringing the World Championship home to Ferrari, Marcus Ericsson said, “Charles is taking that leader role this year now and they’re gonna have to support him for that championship, I believe so.”

Marcus Ericsson had further said, “I think the way Carlos has been driving the last couple of weekends, it doesn’t seem like he maybe agrees on that! He’s trying to be ahead of Charles but, like we’ve seen in the past, it’s always good for a team going for a championship to have a clear leader that goes for it, like Max and Lewis [Hamilton] have been the last few years. So I think the support will go in Charles’ corner going forward.

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