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'That's a question for the team' - Leclerc says the number 1 status call is 'up to Ferrari'

2019-10-25 13:45

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc arrives to celebrate on the podium after the Belgian F1 Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa. Image: AFP / John Thys

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

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

'That's a question for the team'

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

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

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"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.


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