Now he is only one of the opponents with whom he must fight on the track, but Scuderia Ferrari Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc says his relationship with Sebastian Vettel has remained excellent. In the exclusive interview for Motorsport Italy, the Scuderia Ferrari driver was keen to underline some aspects of their way of being teammates in Maranello during the last two years.
In 2020, as opposed to Sebastian, you had a better feeling with the Ferrari SF1000 car. Did you understand where you managed to make a difference?
Charles Leclerc: “I think in the end it’s really a question of feeling and driving style. I like a rear that moves so that I can use it to turn the car, other drivers suffer from this aspect. The SF1000 had a rear that wasn’t very stable, and for me that aspect was never a problem, but I can’t answer for Seb, it’s just an aspect that regards my driving style.”
Do you think you will miss something about Sebastian after two very intense years of driving together for Ferrari?
Charles Leclerc: “Definitely, starting with his experience. In certain situations he had great analytical skills, and I think I learned a lot from Seb in this aspect. I realized that the importance he gave to some details in the end made a big difference on the track, it was very interesting for me to evaluate these things. Then Seb is a very nice person, who has always impressed me for his simplicity”.