On 5. September, 49 years ago, died here in Monza Jochen Rindt with the Lotus in the Parabolica. The Austrian is the only world champion who posthumously had to be honored.

The death of the great racing since Senna’s Imola Crash on 1. May 1994, fortunately, only rarely is an uninvited guest.

madness: Jules Bianchi (2014 in Suzuka, he died nine months later) and Anthoine Hubert (five days ago in Spa) lost to Charles Leclerc (21) two of his best friends and companions.

However, the 108. Formula 1-winner of Monte Carlo is also experienced in between two death: 2017, his father, Hervé (54) died suffering from cancer. In 2018, his beloved grandma in heaven had to.

How to cope with a young man, this suffering – and can drive next to it is still damn fast race? The answer must lie in the mental area. And since the last year has a Clean Pilot (39 points) and new Ferrari-Star great experience: “I’ve had since I was twelve years old, already a mental coach!”

Leclerc, on Thursday, with Vettel at the official media conference, was by the way in the last ten years, only the sixth new winner. According to Rosberg, Maldonado, Ricciardo, Verstappen and Bottas.