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Leclerc given 2019 Monza winning car

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09/04/2021

Ferrari has presented Charles Leclerc with the car in which he won the 2019 Italian Grand Prix.

Taking to Instagram, Leclerc wrote that "something special just arrived home", before subsequently revealing a picture of the SF90 in all its glory.

"We hope you enjoy it," Ferrari tweeted in response.

The car is the chassis with which Leclerc scored a famous victory in front of the adoring tifosi at Monza, just a week after claiming victory at Spa also, a victory marred by the tragic death of his close friend Anthoine Hubert the previous day.

Leclerc's Monza win was followed by a victory for teammate Sebastian Vettel in Singapore, before the Scuderia's revival suddenly began to fade away.

It was around that time that the FIA began issuing a series of technical directives relating to fuel flow which ultimately led to an investigation which in itself proved controversial.

Whatever the truth of the investigation, the fact is that Ferrari never recovered anything like the form witnessed in the summer of 2019 and the impact of the changes necessitated by the FIA's investigation clearly compromised the Italian team - and its customers - throughout 2020.

Picture Credit: Ferrari/Twitter

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1. Posted by @R1Racing71, 12/04/2021 16:04

"How much are these things worth? 10 mil????"

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2. Posted by BrightonCorgi, 12/04/2021 14:13

"It's not like he can just start it up and go for a drive. He's more like the caretaker of the car for now."

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3. Posted by @R1Racing71, 10/04/2021 21:02

"The last time I recall Ferrari gave a car away, it was to Nige.
Something to do with Prost joining the team the following year."

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4. Posted by TSGoodchild, 10/04/2021 15:23

"Its not unusual for drivers to receive cars they have driven as part of their contractual terms...its just that most don't post about it on social media. Millennials... ;o) "

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5. Posted by @R1Racing71, 10/04/2021 12:51

"Sounds like a contractual bonus, or indeed a payoff......"

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6. Posted by Wokingchap, 10/04/2021 10:00

"@R1Racing71.... they needed to get rid of that one."

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7. Posted by @R1Racing71, 10/04/2021 8:33

"That seems a bit generous......"

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