21-year-old Monégasque racing driver Charles Leclerc talked about his expectations for the 2019 Formula 1 championship, when he will make his debut for Scuderia Ferrari, after a positive first year in Formula One with Sauber.
“Next year, I am not at Ferrari to learn. If the car is good enough, I want to fight for the title. If I’m the one who is not good enough, Ferrari can kick me out. In that case I would understand it completely.” – Charles Leclerc said in a recent interview for German weekly sports magazine published in Hamburg ‘Sport Bild’.
A member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, he won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017. Charles Leclerc has agreed on a contract with Scuderia Ferrari for the 2019 season where he will drive alongside Sebastian Vettel, replacing Kimi Raikkonen: “At the start of the season, both drivers have equal status. I’m not going to be the second driver next to Sebastian. I’m proud that I’m able to learn from such a great champion, but I will try everything to beat him and go all in. My attitude has always prevent me to suffer from pressure. I don’t care what people expect from me. I concentrate on myself and try to do the best job.” – Charles Leclerc concluded, as reported earlier today by ‘Sport Bild’.