Connect with us

Charles Leclerc

Vettel will struggle to beat Leclerc – Rosberg

Published

on

  • 749
    Shares

Charles Leclerc’s arrival at Ferrari will be one of the most fascinating aspects of the 2019 season.

That is the view of 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg, referring to the fact that Sebastian Vettel will be joined at Ferrari next year by the 21-year-old youngster.

Many think that with his friend Kimi Raikkonen leaving, Vettel will be hard pressed to fend off Leclerc’s challenge in 2019.

“I’ll switch on the TV just to see the fight between the two Ferrari guys,” German Rosberg told Italy’s Autosprint.

“Leclerc is so strong. And Vettel is coming out of a difficult year. He will have to remain very focused and give his all if he wants to remain the Ferrari leader.

“Leclerc is not Raikkonen,” Rosberg added. “It puts a lot of pressure on him.”

In fact, Rosberg thinks Vettel-Leclerc reminds him of the explosive Alonso-Hamilton combination of 2007 at McLaren.

“In some ways it’s like the revival of that but with some differences. Vettel is not as difficult as Alonso while Leclerc is not a warrior like Lewis,” he said.

But Rosberg thinks the biggest problem for Vettel could be his inability to change his approach in order to fend off the Leclerc challenge.

“If you have too much confidence in your abilities, as he does sometimes, you’re not ready to change that attitude,” he said. “That’s what I suspect of him. That he is not capable of modifying his approach.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest F1 News

Latest F1 News

2019 F11 week ago

I’m not ready for Formula E – Hulkenberg

749SharesNico Hulkenberg says he is “not ready” to contemplate a switch to Formula E. It is strongly rumoured that if...

2019 F11 week ago

BREAKING: Albon to replace Gasly from Belgian GP

749SharesToro Rosso’s speedy Alexander Albon will replace Pierre Gasly at Red Bull from the next race in Belgium, the F1...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Alonso says it is not true liking Vettel

749SharesFernando Alonso says it is not true that he doesn’t like Sebastian Vettel. In Hungary, amid rumours the retired double...

2019 F12 weeks ago

F1 teams balk at expensive new regulations

749SharesF1 teams are pushing back on proposed new regulations — for reasons of cost. One idea that could be scrapped...

2019 F12 weeks ago

McLaren targets Sainz to beat Gasly in 2019

749SharesMcLaren is targeting a coveted sixth place in the 2019 drivers’ world championship with Carlos Sainz. With Mercedes, Ferrari and...

2019 F12 weeks ago

F1 broadcaster fails to show Sainz in Hungary

749SharesCarlos Sainz was “the invisible man” during the recent Hungarian GP. In fact, well-known Spanish journalist Antonio Lobato claims that...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Marko confirms Verstappen staying at Red Bull-Honda for F1 2020

749SharesRed Bull motorsport head Dr Helmut Marko has confirmed that Max Verstappen is definitely staying at Red Bull-Honda in 2020....

2019 F12 weeks ago

Me and Russel are eating two different dishes – Kubica

749SharesRobert Kubica is yet to benefit from what seems to have been a clear step forward for Williams and George...

2019 F12 weeks ago

I will not stop doing dangerous activities – Raikkonen

749SharesKimi Raikkonen says he will not stop doing dangerous activities just because he is in Formula 1. Well known for...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Two competitive cars ‘essential’ to Red Bull success – Horner

749Shares  Christian Horner says it is “essential” that Red Bull has two cars near the front of the F1 field....

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media