Rumour: Ferrari to shake-up race crew with Jock Clear in Leclerc's garage

12-02-2019 08:19
by Matt Gretton
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Rumour: Ferrari to shake-up race crew with Jock Clear in Leclerc's garage

According to reports in Italy, F1i and ScuderiaFans.com, Mattia Binotto has forced a shake-up of crews inside the Scuderia garage.

Reports suggest that Sebastian Vettel's entire team have moved across where they'll work with new recruit Charles Leclerc. The man from Monaco is now expected to have senior performance engineer Jock Clear in his workforce.

Clear has been guiding many drivers to world championships in the past. He's worked with Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

However, Vettel is expected to retain race engineer Riccardo Adamo, a man who has been on the end of his radio waves since 2015.

The race crew swap isn't a rare occurrence. Mercedes performed the trick when both Rosberg and Hamilton were fighting hard for the drivers' championship. Though it makes things interesting, particularly regarding Clear.

Ferrari makes it clear that Leclerc is their man for the long-term and they're already giving him boosts like this. But how will it affect Vettel?

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