It had been 44 days. An eternity for Charles Leclerc, who was seriously beginning to find time long. On Tuesday, on the Fiorano track, the Monegasque returned to the track, completing 113 laps at the wheel of the 2018 Ferrari. “It’s a pleasure to be able to ride again, he confided in remarks relayed by The Gazzetta dello Sport. More than forty days without doing anything, that may not seem like much. But not when it’s the thing you love the most …

“Leclerc behaved a bit like a junior in the lower categories”

We want to continue to progress, added the driver of the Scuderia Ferrari. I was immediately comfortable (…) Even though it’s a 2018 car, it helps. The mechanisms are almost the same as those of this year. With the mechanics and engineers, we always try to do our best to move forward. Carlos (Sainz)? If he has made it this far, it is because he deserves it. He doesn’t need advice. I’m going to watch him do his first laps and I wish him good luck. “

With a nightmarish year 2020, Scuderia Ferrari hopes to redeem itself this season with its duo Leclerc-Sainz.