Lewis Hamilton considers that Charles Leclerc has already taken over the role of Maranell's first team driver at Ferrari, although he himself doubts the reasonableness of such a decision.
After Sebastian Vettel's F1 season 2019 began as the undisputed first name of Ferrari, many are now convinced that young Charles Leclerc has already assumed primacy within the Italian squad.
Also agreed is Lewis Hamilton, who spoke at the Ferrari before the start of the Suzuki race weekend.
“There is an interesting dynamic with Ferrari, as Sebastian was once the undisputed No.1, but now this is clearly gone. From the outside, it looks like they want to elevate Leclerc to the forefront of the team. Is that good? In my opinion, it is not, but that is their philosophy. I myself was in a similar situation to my first season when Fernando was the team’s first runner at the start of the season, and then things started to change. Some racers want space within the team while I want to earn my space on the track. ”