This weekend’s American leg coincides with an important milestone in Charles Leclerc’s career. Indeed, on Sunday, the 22nd, the Monegasque driver will take part in his 100th race aboard a Maranello Formula 1 car. However, his celebratory helmet is not meant to mark this achievement with Ferrari, as the Monegasque driver himself admitted to having forgotten about it. Nevertheless, there seems to be a source of inspiration behind Charles Leclerc’s Austin helmet, as it appears that Gianni Morandi’s song played a role in it.
Hopes for Charles Leclerc’s Future
During the customary Thursday interviews, Charles Leclerc confessed that he had forgotten the significant anniversary with Scuderia Ferrari. Many expected the Monegasque driver to unveil a helmet with a livery suitable for celebrating the milestone reached with Ferrari. However, this was not the case. In fact, the new livery is anything but red or containing references to his career within the walls of Maranello.
As the interview continued, Charles Leclerc acknowledged the mistake he had made and provided an explanation for the special livery. “Lately, I’ve been singing a song by Gianni Morandi that talks about a green field where hopes are born,” the Monegasque commented in a playful manner. “So, I found the reason why I used this green helmet here. I had absolutely no idea that I had reached 100 races with Ferrari.” – he added.
Italian journalist Mara Sangiorgio from Sky Sport F1 then commented, “Maybe it’s for the next 100 races with Ferrari, where hopes can be even higher. Certainly, that’s what we want for the next 100 races, and this could also be the unintended meaning of this helmet.” – she concluded.
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