Vettel warns of Leclerc and Hamilton’s competitiveness at Ferrari | formula 1

Vettel warns of Leclerc and Hamilton’s competitiveness at Ferrari | formula 1
Vettel warns of Leclerc and Hamilton’s competitiveness at Ferrari | formula 1
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1 of 4 Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton talk before the 2024 F1 Bahrain GP — Photo: Eric Alonso/Getty Images
Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton talk before the F1 2024 Bahrain GP — Photo: Eric Alonso/Getty Images

– Charles is good, Charles is calm. He’s very fast, very competitive, but so is Lewis. So, I think it will be more difficult for the team to manage them – said the former driver, four times F1 champion, in an exclusive interview with the “Sky Sports F1” channel.

Rafael Lopes and Luciano Burti preview the 2024 Japanese GP

Vettel has known Hamilton as a rival since 2008, his first full year in F1. However, the pair only competed directly for the 2017 and 2018 titles, when the German was racing for Ferrari and the Briton for Mercedes came out on top.

The German was fired in 2020 and replaced by Carlos Sainz, who leaves the Maranello team in 2025 for Hamilton’s arrival. In his final years in F1 until his retirement in 2022, he began to develop a friendship with his Mercedes rival.

2 of 4 Vettel and Hamilton have had a friendly relationship in recent times — Photo: Getty Images
Vettel and Hamilton have been on friendly terms recently — Photo: Getty Images

Last week, in an interview with Sky Sports in Germany, the former driver revealed his disbelief at the news of Hamilton’s move to Ferrari and contacted his friend afterwards. Vettel spoke again about his surprise at the news, which he considered “exciting”:

– I was surprised, as I think most of us were. But it was exciting. Obviously, he is looking for a new challenge and it will be different to see him in red, in a different color.

3 of 4 Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton will be teammates in the 2025 F1 season — Photo: Reproduction/F1
Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton will be teammates in the 2025 F1 season — Photo: Reproduction/F1

4 of 4 Info and schedules for the F1 2024 Japanese GP — Photo: Infoesporte
Info and schedules for the F1 2024 Japanese GP — Photo: Infoesporte

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