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Charles Leclerc

Leclerc reflects on achieving unique F1 statistic

Charles Leclerc came away from the Australian Grand Prix with an achievement only a select number of Formula 1 drivers have earned. However, the Monegasque admits that the statistic is not that important to him.

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Charles Leclerc has been reflecting on becoming the 26th F1 driver in history to achieve a Grand Slam following his success at the Australian Grand Prix.

The Monegasque clinched pole position and led every lap of the race on his way to victory, as well as taking the fastest lap, making him the first Ferrari driver to claim this unique statistic since Fernando Alonso did so in Singapore back in 2010.

However, Leclerc admits that earning this accolade does not mean a huge amount to him.

"[In] the end, what matters is that I crossed the finish line first at the end," Leclerc told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"Then obviously it's always nice, and and it shows how good of a job we've done until now, especially this weekend with a statistic like this.

"But yeah, it doesn't matter to me that much."

Could Leclerc break more records at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix?

After adding a Grand Slam to his list of achievements, Leclerc could potentially come away from the upcoming Emilia Romagna Grand Prix having broken two further records.

If the Ferrari driver wins both the Sprint and main race at Imola, as well as claiming the fastest lap, he could take his points tally in the World Championship standings up to 105 points, which would be the most points for a driver ever to hold by the fourth round of the season.

Leclerc could also equal Nico Rosberg's record of having a 43-point lead at the top of the title rankings by this stage of the campaign.

However, in the possibility of him failing to score any points at the Italian venue, Leclerc would face the risk of having his entire advantage wiped out.

His closest competitor is currently George Russell, who sits 34 points behind in P2.

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