Martin Brundle compares Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari mentality to Michael Schumacher | F1 | Sport

Martin Brundle has claimed the love between Charles Leclerc and Ferrari is similar as their affection for Michael Schumacher. The Sky Sports activities commentator stated there was an “terrible lot of affection” between the pair regardless of the problems the crew have confronted this season.

Leclerc has secured pole place on the final 4 races however did not win any as a result of technique errors and reliability issues. Nevertheless, Brundle warned the love between the pair has been unrivalled to something seen for the reason that noughties with Schumacher.

Brundle stated: “He loves Ferrari and Ferrari love him, in a approach that, the final time I noticed one thing like that was between Michael Schumacher and the Ferrari crew. There’s an terrible lot of affection to burn via there however proper now, Leclerc have to be feeling as bruised as Lewis’ again.”

Schumacher is Ferrari’s most profitable driver with 72 wins and 5 championships throughout his time with the crew.

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The German received his 5 back-to-back titles between 2000 and 2004. As compared, Leclerc has solely received 4 races for Ferrari in his three and a half seasons on the crew.

He appeared set to win his dwelling Monaco Grand Prix earlier than a foul technique name from Ferrari price him. A late pitstop noticed him drop behind team-mate Carlos Sainz and each Pink Bull’s to make sure he may solely handle fourth.

He put his automobile on pole place on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix final weekend earlier than mechanical failures pressured him to retire. Verstappen’s victory has seen him open up a 34 level hole between himself and Leclerc in a large blow to Ferrari’s title possibilities.

Nevertheless, Brundle has careworn Leclerc simply be “beside himself” after shedding out the possibility to safe extra wins and take a commanding championship lead.

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He warned points on a Sunday are occurring “approach an excessive amount of” and believes the crew has “varied gremlins” to repair. He stated: “We’re into the thick of a 22-race season. Races are coming relentlessly at us. In case you’ve obtained one massive challenge, you go and repair it, however there are numerous gremlins that Ferrari is having.

“Charles Leclerc have to be beside himself. He may have had 4 superb victories. He is sticking the automobile on pole place, driving fantastically after which this type of factor is occurring to him simply approach an excessive amount of.”

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