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Charles Leclerc

Leclerc reveals Le Mans 24 Hours dream after 'crazy' Ferrari win

The Monégasque was in attendance to witness the #51 Ferrari AF Corse squad defeat Toyota.

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Charles Leclerc has set his sights on Le Mans 24 Hours glory after supporting the Ferrari AF Corse squad for its historic victory over Toyota.

The #51 499P of Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi ended the Japanese marque's dominance over the event to secure a first Ferrari win since 1965 on its return to the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Leclerc and F1 Team Principal Frederic Vasseur were in attendance in the Ferrari pit garage across the 24 hours, taking in the atmosphere and tension as a dramatic Centenary running saw the lead change hands on numerous occasions.

Speaking to Eurosport, Leclerc said: "It feels absolutely amazing.

"Having a Ferrari winning is incredible on a return after so many years, so a very special edition.

"Unlucky for the second Ferrari, we had a small impact with a small rock on one radiator, so that made us lose a lot of time.

"But I am really happy that Ferrari won, it was an incredible experience."

Why not compete?

Asked whether Leclerc could take part at Le Mans in the future, he replied: "Why not? I would love to.

"It is an incredible event. For sure, one day in my life, I want to tick this box but when will it be? I don't know.

"Again, extremely proud of what Ferrari has done, it is crazy."

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