The 2017 F2 champ gave the Dallara GP2/11 chassis a fitting send-off with a thrilling overtake on the final lap
Having started the final race of the season from seventh on the grid, Charles Leclerc made his way through the field with relative ease. Eventually he caught up to leader (and his former teammate in GP3) Alexander Albon with just a few laps to go.
However, a yellow flag in the main overtaking zone down into turn 11 meant DRS was disabled; Leclerc would have to come up with another plan if he wanted to add a seventh win of the season.
The result was the kind of move you might expect to see more in touring car racing than single-seaters, followed by a nail-biting drag race down the back-straight.
Massively brave stuff from both drivers - and considering the amount of marbles off-line, both did incredibly well keep it all in check in the braking zone.
Considering the contact and how close Leclerc came to exceeding track limits during the pass, it’s hard not to feel a little sorry for Albon. But ballsy stuff like this (as well as his sheer speed) is why we’re all so excited to see Charles in F1 next year.