In their two years of Ferrari coexistence, Charles Leclerc is Sebastian Vettel they did not fail to give sparks on the track, with several incidents that saw them as protagonists. A couple, theirs, probably better assorted outside the circuits – where they have always shown to have a good relationship – than inside them. The rapid and exponential growth of Leclerc’s results – capable of beating his team-mate at the level of points won in both seasons together – probably prompted Ferrari to walk away from Vettel. Speaking on the F1 podcast Beyond The Grid however, Leclerc expressed great appreciation for the current Aston Martin standard bearer.
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“The last year has been tougher for Seb, but in his good days it was just incredible and incredibly hard to beat, if not impossible“ admitted the Monegasque. “Carlos is a very good teammate – he then added in reference to Sainz, responding to those who asked him for a comparison between the two – Carlos is very consistent. They are different approaches, but both have been very strong “. To be quite different, however, is the type of relationship established from Leclerc with the two. “With Seb the relationship was different. I saw him a bit like an older brother “ pointed out the native of the Principality.
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“He had so much experience that it was different. With Seb there wasn’t the same kind of competitiveness that I have with Carlos – Leclerc explained again – Carlos and I are more or less the same age and we are very competitive on everything. Seb had more experience, so he was a little less competitive. If I wanted to win at something, he basically let me win, so I would have been happy. He didn’t care. With Carlos it’s different – he concluded – I can see he’s wrong if I’m beating him in something. It may be the most stupid thing, but he gets angry and the same goes for me “.