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Leclerc: Weird racing on my school bus route

Charles Leclerc must have passed the Monte-Carlo harbourside bust of Louis Chiron countless times as a boy with barely a sideways glance, but Monaco’s Formula 1 racing ace of yesteryear is a point of reference for him now. On Sunday, Leclerc could become the first Monegasque to stand on the podium at his home race since Chiron finished third in the inaugural 1950 world championship for Maserati. The other two on the podium that day were future champions Juan Manuel Fangio, winner for Alfa Romeo, and Ferrari’s Alberto Ascari. Chiron, who died in 1979, also drove a Bugatti to victory in 1931 in only the third Monaco Grand Prix to be held. He started a race for the last time in 1955 aged...
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