Formula 1: Alonso Believes Charles Leclerc Can Stop Mercedes’ Dominance
Formula 1 legend Fernando Alonso trusts Charles Leclerc can end Mercedes’ triumphant run.
The two-time best on the planet sees the new Ferrari enlist as a threat to the Mercedes group after the man from Monaco is being discussed as a future best on the planet in F1.
Leclerc consented to join Scuderia Ferrari from Sauber so as to collaborate with four-time title holder Sebastian Vettel.
The twenty one year old outscored his partner, Marcus Ericsson, in his new kid on the block season and helped the Swiss group complete in eighth place out of the ten groups in the constructors title.
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Alonso told Corriere della Sera:
“He is young, intelligent, and talented. I’m curious to see if the Mercedes cycle will end. I feel that the moment is near.
I believe he has the combination of character and talent.”
When asked about his advice to young Charles, Alonso said:
“Learn to score points [regularly], to help the team, and remember that the World Championship is decided between July and September.
“Don’t be in a hurry and keep the excitement and emotion under control.”
The promising signs are there, and Alonso is backing the young fellow to convey back the driver’s title accomplishment to Ferrari.
Kimi Raikkonen was the last driver to win a big showdown at the Italian group, when he beat Alonso and Lewis Hamilton to it in 2007.
Alonso, a previous Ferrari driver, said that he is anticipating the effect Leclerc can convey to the title since joining the skipping horse.
In an interview for the italian @Corriere, @alo_oficial gave us the names of the two drivers who will be to watch in 2019 according to him: Robert Kubica – for his story of comeback to F1 after the rally incident – and Charles Leclerc! ??#F1 #FernandoAlonso #CharlesLeclerc pic.twitter.com/78Cz1RrAO9
— ??????♎ (@giulyleclerc) February 4, 2019
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