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An emotional Charles Leclerc achieves first Formula-1 victory

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has dedicated the first Formula One win of his career to his friend Anthoine Hubert.

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An emotional Charles Leclerc's career First Formula 1 victory
Charles pointing to sky dedicating his first victory to Anthoine. Photo: the drive.com

It’s a race with full of emotions and some heavy battle for the top spot between Ferrari & Mercedes. For ferrari it was the first victory for them in this 2019 season. SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has dedicated the first Formula One win of his career to his friend Anthoine Hubert, who died racing in Formula 2 on Saturday.

Leclerc won a tense Belgian Grand Prix by 0.9 seconds as Lewis Hamilton finished second, less than 24 hours after news of Hubert’s death was confirmed by the (FIA).

Leclerc had known Hubert since his early days in go-karting and raced against the Frenchman as early as 2005.

An emotional Charles Leclerc dedicated his maiden Formula One win on Sunday to his friend Anthoine Hubert, who was killed while racing in F2 just one day prior.

Hamilton leads tributes to Hubert from motor racing world.F2 driver Correa has leg fractures, minor spinal injury.

When he parked up after the race, the Ferrari driver pointed to the sky before directing the TV camera to a sticker on his car that read “Racing for Anthoine”.

The mixed emotions were clear to see in Leclerc’s body language and, his speaking , he dedicated the win to Hubert.

“On one hand, a dream I’ve had since being a child has been realised,” said Leclerc.

“On the other hand, it has been very a difficult weekend since yesterday.

“We have lost a friend first of all. It is very difficult in this situation. I would like to dedicate my first win to him. We have grown up together. My first ever race I did with Anthoine when we were younger, there was Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly.

“I can’t fully enjoy my first victory, but it will definitely be a memory I will keep forever.”

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