Charles Leclerc was promoted to Ferrari alongside Sebastian Vettel in 2019 after an apprenticeship season in Alfa Romeo Sauber. The Monegasque is going through an apprenticeship season in which he has, however, immediately carved out an important space, often faster than the four-time world champion boxer. The team principal of the Maranello team, Mattia Binotto, from the beginning of the season made it clear that the captain would be Vettel, but he recognized in Budapest the great talent put on display by the Monegasque, which Ferrari would like to keep safe for long time adjusting his contract with figures worthy of the value expressed by the 1997 class.
Interviewed by the magazine of the Corriere della Sera, Sette, Charles Leclerc explained how he worked most to file a defect that emerged from the beginning of his motoring career: “Serenity is not a gift of nature. As a child he was my weak point, I was too emotional and wasted energy on useless things, to get angry. I've worked with specialists together and I've improved a lot. " Balance is a quality that Leclerc also recognizes and appreciates in Mattia Binotto: "Mattia is a tough guy when he wants to, but he is good at managing emotions. And that's what a team needs ".
Leclerc and Verstappen have taken the stage in the last F1 races, not only with the results, but also with spectacular duels that have ignited the races in Austria and Great Britain. The two 1997 classes are the future of F1, ready and eager to win the first world title: "A term to win the World Cup? As soon as possible. I have to grow above all in the experience, in the indications I give to the technicians and in the understanding of the structure of the car ", underlined Leclerc, who from Spa to Abu Dhabi will be chasing the first career success in F1 after having touched him on several occasions in the first half of the season already in archive.