The Monegasque driver won the race in 2019 but then dropped down the next year due to Ferrari’s poor performance.

Why it matters: After a difficult 2020 season, Charles Leclerc expects to improve this year, although he still thinks it will be “more difficult” in comparison to 2019.

What they are saying: “It is always very special to be racing in Monza for Ferrari in general, but also for me, I will forever remember two years ago; it was absolutely crazy,” Leclerc said.

But I think this year will be a bit more difficult. Of course, we did some progress since last year so it should be a better race in comparison to last year.

Charles Leclerc

Mattia Binotto, team principal, said: “This Italian Grand Prix will be, as always, a special one for the Scuderia with Italian Olympics medal winners in attendance alongside Euro 2020-winning manager Roberto Mancini and thousands of fans as Monza operates at 50% capacity.”

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