Scuderia Ferrari Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc has dismissed the notion that Sebastian Vettel will retire at the end of 2019 if he finishes ahead of his team-mate in the drivers’ championship. Charles has impressed in recent races, outperforming Sebastian Vettel in France and Austria, although he remains 18 points adrift of the four-time world champion in the standings.
Sebastian Vettel also had a victory in Canada taken from him by the stewards, prompting an outpouring of frustration from the German, whose comments appeared to cast his future in F1 into doubt. Lamenting F1’s departure from the sport that he grew up loving, Seb’s comments sparked rumours that he could depart as early as the end of the year, but Charles Leclerc expects his teammate to remain alonsgide the Italian side next season:
“I do not see him retiring,” Charles Leclerc said, as reported by Sport Bild earlier this week – “I cannot speak for him, but he looks more motivated than ever, he works very hard to do the best for the team and himself. It’s nice to see how he works. I think he’s good dealing with the pressure because there is always pressure after you have won so many titles. Even if I beat him, that is no reason for him to stop.” – the Monegasque addad.
Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel is currently fourth in the Formula One drivers’ championship ahead of the British Grand Prix, having fallen behind Max Verstappen after the Red Bull man pipped Charles Leclerc to victory in Austria, denying the Monegasque his maiden race win in Formula 1.