Charles Leclerc dedicates maiden F1 win to memory of Anthoine Hubert

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• Ferrari driver wins at Spa a day after death of childhood friend
• ‘We grew up together in karting, it is very difficult’

Charles Leclerc described his maiden Formula One victory as the realisation of a childhood dream but one that he would find difficult to enjoy after the death of his friend Anthoine Hubert. Having won with an admirable drive at the Belgian Grand Prix, Leclerc also acknowledged that racing would always include an element of danger that could not be removed.

Leclerc beat Lewis Hamilton to victory at Spa-Francorchamps but the 21-year-old spoke of how difficult it had been after Hubert died in the wake of a crash in an F2 race on Saturday.

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Written by Giles Richards at Spa-Francorchamps
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/01/charles-leclerc-maiden-f1-victory-dedicated-anthoine-hubert under the title “Charles Leclerc dedicates maiden F1 win to memory of Anthoine Hubert”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.