Leclerc says number 1 status call up to Ferrari

OCTOBER 25, 2019

Leclerc says number 1 status call up to Ferrari

Charles Leclerc, Australian GP 2019
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Charles Leclerc says it's "up to Ferrari" whether he will be appointed number 1 driver for 2020.

It was his teammate, the quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel, who started this season as the unequivocal top Ferrari driver.

But 22-year-old Leclerc has successfully challenged that hierarchy. The only question now is whether it will be made official for 2020.

"That's a question for the team," Leclerc said in Mexico.

"I understand the team's point of view regarding the distribution of roles at the beginning of the season, and in the meantime I have been able to prove what I can do.

"Now it's up to Ferrari and Mattia Binotto to decide what to do next," he added.

(GMM)

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