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The seven-race streak that proves Leclerc's usurped Vettel

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The seven-race streak that proves Leclerc's usurped Vettel
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Sep 17, 2019, 4:02 PM

Going into 2019, Ferrari clearly viewed Sebastian Vettel as its number one driver. He is, after all, a four-time Formula 1 world champion, but there is now a compelling argument that his new teammate should be Ferrari's focus

Numbers don't lie, right? Charles Leclerc is now the lead Ferrari Formula 1 driver in the 2019 standings and is therefore the number one in the pecking order at the team, displacing Sebastian Vettel.

The method is too simple, but the conclusion is accurate.

Leclerc's back-to-back wins in Belgium and Italy helped him overhaul Vettel for fourth place in the drivers' standings, and his Monza success wrote him a place in tifosi folklore. Both triumphs jarred with two poor weekends for Vettel. While Leclerc's season reached a new peak at Monza, Vettel's hit a new low.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Charles Leclerc
Teams Ferrari Shop Now
Author Scott Mitchell