"Binotto and Leclerc appointments were the right choices"

04-04-2019 12:48 | Updated: 04-04-2019 12:59
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
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Binotto and Leclerc appointments were the right choices

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto and new driver Charles Leclerc have been the right appointments for the team, according to former racing driver and current Sky Italia pundit Davide Valsecchi.

It's not been an ideal start for the prancing horse, finishing on the podium just once in the opening two races of the season. Meanwhile, rivals Mercedes have accumulated maximum points in those same two races, grabbing a one-two in both Australia and Bahrain.

Still, Valsecchi thinks Binotto is the right man to steer the ship in Maranello.

"Arrivabene was hard and aggressive at times, Binotto is very different, much more flexible," Valsecchi said on Sky Italia.

"He removed all the politics from the team."

When it comes to Leclerc, another new addition to Ferrari this season, Valsecchi thinks the Italian team made another correct appointment. The Monegasque finished fifth in Melbourne and third in Bahrain after suffering a mechanical issue.

"He [Leclerc] will fight for the title this year. In terms of speed, he's at least on par with Vettel."

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