Charles Leclerc comfortable with Sebastian Vettel relationship at Ferrari and relishes battle – The Sun

FERRARI starlet Charles Leclerc insists he is happy with the dynamic he's built at the team with Sebastian Vettel.

The 22-year-old had an impressive debut year for the Italian outfit and beat four-time champion Vettel in the standings.

Leclerc has committed his long-term future to Ferrari while Vettel's contract is set to expire at the end of the season, which begins on March 15 in Melbourne.

Vettel is used to being the leading driver in his team, but might have to take a back seat to youngster Leclerc going forward.

But Leclerc is comfortable with the relationship he's built with Vettel and thinks the team are in a strong position this season.

Speaking to Il Resto del Carlino newspaper, Leclerc said: “I feel very good with Seb. I believe that we have found the right balance in our relationship. After that, it’s up to me to be a driver.

“These are decisions that belong to Ferrari and I will respect them. I would add that, at my age, I can still learn a lot from different team-mates.”

Leclerc is expected to lead the chasing pack behind Mercedes and dominant reigning champion Lewis Hamilton.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen recently said that Hamilton is not unbeatable despite popular belief among the F1 universe, and Leclerc agreed.

He said: "Max is right – nobody is unbeatable. Not even Lewis, who is obviously a great champion."

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