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F1 car in the job: Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc receives the winning challenger of the 2019 race in Monaco

Charles Leclerc sent the SF90 in which he won the first two races of his Formula 1 career; The Ferrari driver and the rest of the 2021 F1 grid are back in action at Imola from Friday in the first of two home races for the Italian team this season

Last updated: 11/04/21 8:18 am

Charles Leclerc received a special delivery from his Ferrari team in the ‘post’ of his Monaco home – the F1 car in which he earned his two race wins.

The 23-year-old posted the images on Instagram of the SF90 arriving at his home, sent by his team during the three-week racing break at the start of the new season.

The SF90 was the Ferrari in which Leclerc made his outstanding debut for the team in 2019.

Outclassing quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel during the season on the first attempt, Leclerc won seven pole positions and, during that summer, won back-to-back weekends at Spa and Monza, the home race of Ferrari.

This astonishing early form got him a new contract until the end of 2024 and effectively saw him usurp Vettel as Scuderia’s main driver, with the German not offering a contract renewal for that year and since replaced by Carlos Sainz.

Ferrari have found things much more difficult since 2019, without a win for three overall this season, but have shown early signs of improvement with their latest car. Leclerc qualified fourth and finished sixth in the season opener in Bahrain two weeks ago, with Sainz eighth in his debut.

The Italian marque is now heading towards its first of two home races this year as F1 next weekend returns to Imola for the second time in the space of five months at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

The 2021 second round is live only on Sky Sports F1, with the race starting at 2 p.m. next Sunday (April 18).


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