24-year-old Charles Leclerc, who belongs to Ferrari's stable, has experienced deep grief in recent years.

In 2014, he lost his godfather, also Formula 1 driver, Jules Bianchi, who died nine months after crashing in the Japanese GP.

Four years later, his friend Anthoine Hubert also died in Formula 2 races in Belgium.

That same weekend, Leclerc got into his Ferrari and won the Belgian GP.

- I was extremely close to Jules, and I had known Anthoine since we were young.

It is very, very difficult to see that people you have known no longer exist because of the sport you love the most.

But I'm not thinking of quitting.

I've been programmed to do this since I was young.

There's nothing else I can do.

I'm just good at driving, says Leclerc according to the Daily Mail.

- I do not think about the danger.

"Asked myself .."

Between Bianchi and Hubert's death, Leclerc also lost his father, Hevre, 2017. At that time, Leclerc competed in F2.

- I asked myself what my father had wanted me to do then, he says and points out that the answer was: compete and win.

- I can be emotional at home, but I am a different person in the car.

It's a character I've built up over the years.

Leclerc is currently driving in Silverstone and is in the World Cup total 49 points behind leading Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.

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Max Verstappen took another victory and extended his lead in the Formula 1 World Cup.

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