SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS - Charles Leclerc dedicated his maiden Formula One victory at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to his late friend, Anthoine Hubert on an emotional day at a sombre Spa-Francorchamps.
The Ferrari driver's landmark success came in the aftermath of 22-year-old Frenchman Hubert's death in Saturday's tragic Formula Two race.
Leclerc led almost the entire race from pole to hold off Mercedes' defending five time world champion Lewis Hamilton's dramatic late charge by one second.
"My first victory in F1 and this one is for Anthoine," he said on the team radio. "It feels good, but it's difficult to enjoy on a weekend like this. But thanks guys, you are the best - it's a dream come true."
- Title: Leclerc dedicates maiden F1 win to Hubert at sombre Spa
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- Date: 11:50 AM