Leclerc not Ferrari’s number 1 driver says Capelli

Charles Leclerc has not managed to establish himself as Ferrari’s clear number 1 driver. That is the view of former F1 driver and Italian motor racing official Ivan Capelli, who said the Maranello based team must allow Carlos Sainz to begin the 2022 season “on par” with Leclerc. Last week, top Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko said 2021 proved that Leclerc is “no wonder-boy”, as former Red Bull driver and Spaniard Sainz acquitted himself well in red in 2021. At Ferrari, though, 27-year-old Sainz now has an opportunity to match and even beat Leclerc this year. “Last year, Sainz had to adapt to a team with a task that is more difficult than the others.

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