The last weekend, Charles Leclerc proved again that he is one of the most talented young people on the grid of the Formula 1. The Monegasque pilot is at the controls of one of the Ferrari slower and worse performers in recent years. However, Leclerc manages to be at the top of the classifier. However, his partner Sebastian Vettel cannot advance positions.
After the Portuguese Grand Prix, Ross Brawn He wrote his usual opinion column on the official Formula 1 website on Monday. In this text, the former Ferrari boss gave his opinion on the fourth place obtained by Leclerc on the Portuguese circuit. However, Brawn’s statements stunned readers, as he compared the Monegasque to Lewis hamilton Y Michael Schumacher.
The Formula 1 leader analyzed Leclerc’s fourth place, and sent advice to Ferrari for the future. “It was another very strong performance from Charles and he continues to motivate Ferrari for next year after what has been, so far, a very challenging campaign. When they are able to give him a more competitive car, he will deliver the results, “he said.
In addition, Brawn emphasized (although without naming him) in the comparison with Sebastian Vettel, who cannot find the performance of the Ferrari. ‘A pilot can go in two directions. It can be demotivating, with results starting to wane, and that doesn’t help. Or you can do what Charles is doing, go even deeper and find extra performance to help fund the team when things are not so good. “
The comparison with Schumacher or Hamilton
Finally, Brawn said that Leclerc’s performance reminds him a lot of Schumacher and Hamilton. “There were races in which Michael and that should not do it because the driver was not good. That’s what a champion does. Lewis has also shown this. Now he has a great car, but I remember he won races with a car that had no performance. Charles is doing the same with Ferrari, “he said.