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NewsLeclerc a long shot to beat Vettel in 2019, says Brawn

08:05  11 march  2019
08:05  11 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

Vettel sets fastest time so far in F1 testing

Vettel sets fastest time so far in F1 testing Sebastian Vettel beat Valtteri Bottas to the top of the timesheets on the final morning of F1's second pre-season Barcelona test with the fastest lap of the fortnight so far. Ferrari driver Vettel spent the first half of the morning in the lower reaches of the top 10, but improved to sixth on the C3 tyre before starting a sequence of performance runs on Pirelli's softest C5 compound.

Ross Brawn believes Charles Leclerc is unlikely to be able to beat Ferrari Formula 1 teammate Sebastian Vettel in their first season together. Leclerc , replacing Kimi Raikkonen at the Maranello team after just one season at Sauber, has been tipped to be one of the stars in 2019 following an

Charles Leclerc did an awesome race after a not so great start. Amazing overtakes and thanks to Ferrari for not intervening the battle! Unfortunately Sebastian Vettel did the same mistakes we've seen from him last year. Mercedes did a great job and took the victory. They just have that consistency

Leclerc a long shot to beat Vettel in 2019, says Brawn© Jerry Andre / Sutton Images Charles Leclerc, Ferrari

Ross Brawn believes Charles Leclerc is unlikely to be able to beat Ferrari Formula 1 teammate Sebastian Vettel in their first season together.

Leclerc, replacing Kimi Raikkonen at the Maranello team after just one season at Sauber, has been tipped to be one of the stars in 2019 following an impressive debut campaign in 2018.

Leclerc topped two days of pre-season testing and finished just 0.010s off his teammate's best time.

Vettel outpaces Hamilton by 0.003s as F1 test ends

Vettel outpaces Hamilton by 0.003s as F1 test ends Sebastian Vettel ended Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona with the fastest lap time, before Ferrari and Red Bull lost out on valuable track time in the afternoon session. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Vettel completed 110 laps before stopping around 90 minutes into the afternoon session at the exit of Turn 2, similar to the position in which Kimi Raikkonen's Alfa Romeo pulled off at the end of the morning's running.

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Poleman Leclerc gave third-place starter Vettel a tow on the run to Turn 2 at the start and did not defend from his teammate as Vettel moved into However, Brawn believes that team principal Mattia Binotto “will have work to do in the next few days to pour oil on what seem like turbulent waters” and

Brawn reckons Leclerc could "unsettle" Vettel, but he feels the Frenchman will not be able to establish himself as the leading Ferrari driver yet.

Asked if he thought Leclerc could actually beat Vettel in his first season with the team, Brawn said: "I'd be surprised, if I'm honest, Sebastian is very good.

"If it unsettles him a little bit, I think that's the thing that the team will have to manage, not necessarily Charles beating him, but the fact that he could unsettle him."

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Brawn acknowledged Leclerc as the young driver to watch in 2019.

"I think he's the number one in that respect. He's had a very good first year, and he's now in a top team.

"Talking to some of the people I know at Ferrari, they've been very impressed with his approach and attitude. I think he's pretty special."

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Charles Leclerc (left) won in Belgium and Italy and Sebastian Vettel (right) won in Singapore before "It's a potentially explosive combination and needs careful handling," said Brawn . Since the French Grand Prix in June, Leclerc has out-qualified Vettel nine times in a row, at an average advantage of

With Leclerc on pole and his teammate Sebastian Vettel in third, the team were focused on keeping Lewis “My intention if you look at it as a racing driver is to win the race,” Vettel said afterwards. In Brawn ’s time at Ferrari the Scuderia were no strangers to using team orders and he recognised the

Brawn believes that the Maranello team is in much better shape this year, with a calmer atmosphere prevailing under new team principal Mattia Binotto, who replaced Maurizio Arrivabene in January.

"The team was in a little bit of disarray last year, with Sergio [Marchionne] passing away and then clearly there was some friction in the team between Maurizio and Mattia, it wasn't smooth. So it wasn't an easy environment last year.

"Although they had a good car and they were strong at times, if you're going to beat Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, you need to be on top of everything. But I have a feeling that this year will be stronger for them."

Brawn said he'd seen evidence of a new approach at the Italian team when he visited the second Barcelona test last month.

"I spent some time in the garage. Nice, calm atmosphere, constructive working. I think knowing Mattia Binotto very well, he'll bring a very pragmatic [approach]. Well, he's an engineer, like me, so he'll see things in a certain way.

"He can get emotional like all others, that's why we do this sport, but he's very structured, and I think we are going to see a new calm about Ferrari in the coming season.

"Mercedes looked a bit out of sorts, but they'll sort it out. They are a very strong team, they have very smart people there and they'll work out what they need to do.

"I think Ferrari have looked pretty good from the very beginning, but they've had a few reliability issues, which they need to get on top of.

"Mercedes looked a bit out of sorts, but they'll sort it out."

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