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Former Renault F1 boss Flavio Briatore has criticised Ferrari for waiting until 2019 to replace Kimi Raikkonen with Charles Leclerc.
Charles Leclerc has rubbished suggestions that contract talks could “destabilise” Sebastian Vettel when the 2020 season eventually gets underway.
Charles Leclerc could be facing his most difficult season in Formula 1 yet as he prepares for a second year with Ferrari and all the “pitfalls” that come with that.
After last year’s team-mate dramas, Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto has reiterated to his drivers that Ferrari and its position in the Constructors’ Championship is the “top priority”
Felipe Massa believes he had it tougher at Ferrari with Fernando Alonso than Charles Leclerc does with Sebastian Vettel.
Charles Leclerc “trusts” both Ferrari and the FIA to keep everything above board and says for him the 2019 engine saga is “done”.
Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone believes we have already seen the best form that Charles Leclerc is capable of.
Lewis Hamilton insists his respect for Sebastian Vettel hasn’t been dampened by the Ferrari engine saga but he does feel the FIA could have handled it better.
Christijan Albers has had a go at the Ferrari drivers, saying Sebastian Vettel likes “safe” team-mates and Charles Leclerc “overdrives” the car.
Charles Leclerc wasn’t expecting Ferrari to set the timesheets alight in pre-season testing after the Scuderia changed its approach to testing.
Should Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari not agree terms for next season, Charles Leclerc’s only request is for a “fast driver” to replace the German.
Ferrari has “achieved” a goal of better cornering speed with the new SF1000, however, Charles Leclerc acknowledges the team needs to work on the overall performance.
Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari “honeymoon” is over with Jenson Button saying the Monégasque has to come to the fore this year and fight for the World title.
Charles Leclerc says his note taking during testing in Spain is nothing new, he’s only gone “old” school by using a notepad.
Last year Ferrari won the pre-season battle but lost the championship so this year the Scuderia has adopted a different approach, says Charles Leclerc.
McLaren covered its first objective on the opening day of pre-season testing as Carlos Sainz laid down the “most ever” laps he has done in a new car.
Ferrari has had an unplanned change of schedule to its testing line-up after Sebastian Vettel fell ill on Wednesday morning.
Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff, has kept the door slightly ajar for either Max Verstappen or Charles Leclerc to join the Silver Arrows in future.
Lewis Hamilton has fired the first shot of 2020, telling Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc that all their talk about taking him on is “a sign of weakness”.
Sebastian Vettel will debut Ferrari’s SF1000, putting in the first laps on the opening day of pre-season testing.
Sebastian Vettel is no longer Ferrari’s priority driver with Mattia Binotto confirming the status quo has changed and both drivers will be on equal footing this season.
Charles Leclerc reckons he doesn’t need to focus on results but rather on working well as that will lead to success.
Max Verstappen is eagerly awaiting the day F1’s youngsters come to the fore, saying it would be “too boring” if Lewis Hamilton continued winning.
Charles Leclerc is the “future” of Ferrari but Felipe Massa isn’t so sure his team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, even has another season at the Scuderia beyond 2020.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc says he has a “killer instinct” that other drivers don’t have, but with experience must learn to “control” it.
Jean Alesi has described Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc as a “phenomenon” and has tipped him for World Championship success in the near future.
Charles Leclerc is “clearly” the best driver outside of the Red Bull programme, at least that’s according to Helmut Marko.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc says his target is to win the Drivers’ Championship in 2020, and if not he wants to be “sure” to win it in 2021.
Ferrari and Red Bull made sound business moves locking Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen into long-term contracts, says Valtteri Bottas.
Such is the growing popularity of Ferrari’s rising star, Charles Leclerc, that the Monégasque driver will have his own grandstand at two 2020 races.