Italian media call for Leclerc to be number one

15-04-2019 11:41
by Louis Shaw
Italian media call for Leclerc to be number one

The Italian media has called for Ferrari to make Charles Leclerc the number one driver at the team. So far this season the Scuderia team has been favouring Sebastian Vettel and during the Chinese Grand Prix Leclerc was ordered to let the German past. Pressure is building on Ferrari to let Leclerc race and some even think he should be branded the 'number one driver.'

Italian News oulet Corriere della Sera declared after the race: "It would be better if Ferrari finally understood that they have hired the right driver and it is Charles Leclerc.

"Maranello should take the captain's armband from Vettel and give it to Leclerc."

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has said that "It is clear that his race was a bit compromised, and if Charles is upset or angry, he has a right to that. But we tried to give space to Seb to see if he could keep the pace of the Mercedes.

"At that stage we absolutely had to try something," he told GPFans

It is clear that there are some real tensions building at Ferrari and it is hard to see Leclerc being happy to follow team orders for much longer. 

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