Although Charles Leclerc has been racing against world champions such as Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso for the past two seasons in Formula One, the young monastic runner has highlighted former karting opponents Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon as their strongest rivals so far.
Leclerc made his Formula One debut last year with Sauber, and Monacan already got his chance at Ferrari in his second season, where his teammate is four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Despite being a renowned teammate, Leclerc highlights former competitors in the lower racing categories as their strongest competitor.
“The level of karting was extremely high and therefore I should look for the best one I raced against among these guys. He might have opted for Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon. “