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Leclerc: If I have to dream, my dream is to win the Monaco GP

Having won at Monza in a Ferrari, Charles Leclerc is no stranger to winning races in front of home fans. However the Monegasque driver admits taking the chequered flag in Monaco would be an altogether different feeling.

After making headlines t hanks to his performance during FP2 on Thursday , Charles Leclerc admits his dream is to win the F1 Monaco GP - though he knows that will be difficult to achieve on Sunday. The Monegasque driver is back at his home race after it was left off the 2020 F1 calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic. However the friendly confines haven't been kind to Leclerc during his young career, as he crashed out of the race with Sauber in 2018, while in 2019 problems with his Ferrari brought his race to an end early. All of that could change this weekend given the Scuderia's strong pace so far, however Leclerc isn't getting ahead of himself just yet. "If I have to great, my dream is to win," Leclerc told Sky Sports Italia. "I only dream when it comes to winning. However it remains just that, realistically it will be very difficult. "Unfortunately things haven't gone well here in the past, but it's also true that I've always been competitive. I haven't finished the races which is the most important thing, but I am ready to give my all like always. "Hopefully things go better this year." Leclerc has two race victories under his belt, with the most famous one coming at the 2019 Italian Grand Prix. While the 23-year-old admits winning in Italy for Ferrari was something special, taking the chequered flag at his home race would be a different feeling altogether. "There was a lot of emotion, a lot of people at Monza," Leclerc added. "Seeing all the tifosi under the podium was incredible. "Here the taste of victory would be a bit different, it would also show all of my teachers who got angry when I would leave class to go race that I did it. There was a reason to all those absences."

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