Leclerc, Vettel & Ferrari 2019

Leclerc, Vettel & Ferrari 2019

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ajprice

16,531 posts

142 months

Sunday 31st March
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Ferrari are on it, CLC is going to win races this year. It also looks like Vettel is going be the one making mistakes, he's added spinning off from hitting ghost cars now hehe . Mick Schumacher will be in an Alfa whenever Kimi gets bored or if the bosses think Giovanazzi isn't making the grade.

TheDeuce

3,139 posts

12 months

Sunday 31st March
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He's the new generation, always faster than the last. But more than that, he's special. He arrived in F1 surrounded by death both in the sport and at home, yet he went on. If he can perform as basically a kid under such extremes then it's not a big leap to imagine he can also perform well in a difficult season and not be phased by it. He's going to be a consistent force to beat for sure.

Today he lost, but he also probably broke vettel. And next time, under similar circumstances, he will win. He's a racer, no doubt about it smile

FourWheelDrift

78,104 posts

230 months

Monday 8th April
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Just a connected video. Leclerc and Verstappen had a coming together in karting 2012, post race brief interviews and see how they both deal with it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L42H4vkbHYc - host is Italian but the interviews are in English.

HighwayStar

2,561 posts

90 months

Monday 8th April
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FourWheelDrift said:
Just a connected video. Leclerc and Verstappen had a coming together in karting 2012, post race brief interviews and see how they both deal with it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L42H4vkbHYc - host is Italian but the interviews are in English.
Lol... Leclerc, not ruffled or phased. M 'whoa is me' V, no surprise there.

Teddy Lop

1,725 posts

13 months

Monday 8th April
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HighwayStar said:
FourWheelDrift said:
Just a connected video. Leclerc and Verstappen had a coming together in karting 2012, post race brief interviews and see how they both deal with it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L42H4vkbHYc - host is Italian but the interviews are in English.
Lol... Leclerc, not ruffled or phased. M 'whoa is me' V, no surprise there.
not much has changed has it. Max has the speed for sure, but unless he's in a dominant car without too much of a challenge from the other side of the garage I think he'll crack with the pressure. That said he's had two good races so far, but the fact I need to highlight that...

Leclerc on the other hand seems almost inhumanly cool. Honeymoon at the mo of course but keep that up and its between him and Lewis. The car seems there or therabouts. Sebastian who?

HighwayStar

2,561 posts

90 months

Monday 8th April
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Teddy Lop said:
HighwayStar said:
FourWheelDrift said:
Just a connected video. Leclerc and Verstappen had a coming together in karting 2012, post race brief interviews and see how they both deal with it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L42H4vkbHYc - host is Italian but the interviews are in English.
Lol... Leclerc, not ruffled or phased. M 'whoa is me' V, no surprise there.
not much has changed has it. Max has the speed for sure, but unless he's in a dominant car without too much of a challenge from the other side of the garage I think he'll crack with the pressure. That said he's had two good races so far, but the fact I need to highlight that...

Leclerc on the other hand seems almost inhumanly cool. Honeymoon at the mo of course but keep that up and its between him and Lewis. The car seems there or therabouts. Sebastian who?
With Max it's like anyone behind shouldn't be allowed to try and overtake him...I mean, it's a race. The sheer audacity of another driver challenging him seems to totally phase him. Still, be it a great drive and a meltdown, he's provides great entertainment.

Schermerhorn

3,614 posts

135 months

Monday 8th April
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I think people are getting carried away with the LeClerc hype.

Let's see how well he copes under the pressure in a championship situation or going wheel to wheel with an idiot like Max Verstappen (it's almost a guaranteed accident with him if you go wheel to wheel with him it seems) or giving technical feedback to the engineers so they can find the optimum set up as quickly as possible. Right now he is probably using Vettel's settings and input and riding the wave.

An on-a-roll Vettel is a mighty beast. Granted we haven't seen it for a while but it's still there somewhere.

Jasandjules

63,143 posts

175 months

Monday 8th April
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Schermerhorn said:
I think people are getting carried away with the LeClerc hype.
Did you not see how he handled the last race? An almost certain win, which was on merit, not a "free pass". Then lost in the last few laps. If you are telling me he is not a cool cucumber with maturity ?!?!?!?

Schermerhorn

3,614 posts

135 months

Monday 8th April
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Jasandjules said:
Schermerhorn said:
I think people are getting carried away with the LeClerc hype.
Did you not see how he handled the last race? An almost certain win, which was on merit, not a "free pass". Then lost in the last few laps. If you are telling me he is not a cool cucumber with maturity ?!?!?!?
It was one race dude.

kambites

57,442 posts

167 months

Monday 8th April
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Schermerhorn said:
An on-a-roll Vettel is a mighty beast. Granted we haven't seen it for a while but it's still there somewhere.
I don't think anyone doubt's Vettel's speed. The question seems to be whether he can get his mindset right.

Leithen

5,774 posts

213 months

Monday 8th April
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kambites said:
I don't think anyone doubt's Vettel's speed. The question seems to be whether he can get his mindset right.
Equally, the question ought to be how much Leclerc can improve.

E34-3.2

889 posts

25 months

Monday 8th April
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Schermerhorn said:
Jasandjules said:
Schermerhorn said:
I think people are getting carried away with the LeClerc hype.
Did you not see how he handled the last race? An almost certain win, which was on merit, not a "free pass". Then lost in the last few laps. If you are telling me he is not a cool cucumber with maturity ?!?!?!?
It was one race dude.
If Ferrari did not impose team orders, Leclerc will have finished ahead of Vettel in the first race as well. Should be 2 out of 2 for the moment.

Stan the Bat

5,002 posts

158 months

Monday 8th April
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Jasandjules said:
Schermerhorn said:
I think people are getting carried away with the LeClerc hype.
Did you not see how he handled the last race? An almost certain win, which was on merit, not a "free pass". Then lost in the last few laps. If you are telling me he is not a cool cucumber with maturity ?!?!?!?
Yes, seems as though he has already proved it .

Angpozzuto

242 posts

55 months

Monday 8th April
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FourWheelDrift said:
Just a connected video. Leclerc and Verstappen had a coming together in karting 2012, post race brief interviews and see how they both deal with it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L42H4vkbHYc - host is Italian but the interviews are in English.
Nice find. Don't suppose there's any footage of the incident?

Mr Tidy

9,358 posts

73 months

Monday 8th April
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Interesting clip - CLC just calls it an incident, but MV gets all precious! laugh

Looking forward to seeing what happens if they end up duelling on track!

Only 2 races in admittedly, but CLC looks like he has SV on the ropes at present - should be a good season!

Piginapoke

905 posts

131 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Schermerhorn said:
an idiot like Max Verstappen
Did you mean to say this?

FourWheelDrift

78,104 posts

230 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Angpozzuto said:
Nice find. Don't suppose there's any footage of the incident?
The final 2 races are on here but I can't see any incident at the end that continues over the line, so it might have not been in the finals, Round II Euro series Saturday (Sabato), - https://www.youtube.com/user/TKartMagazine/search?... they were both DQd so maybe that meant from the finals not just the result.

Teddy Lop

1,725 posts

13 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Schermerhorn said:
I think people are getting carried away with the LeClerc hype.

Let's see how well he copes under the pressure in a championship situation or going wheel to wheel with an idiot like Max Verstappen (it's almost a guaranteed accident with him if you go wheel to wheel with him it seems) or giving technical feedback to the engineers so they can find the optimum set up as quickly as possible. Right now he is probably using Vettel's settings and input and riding the wave.

An on-a-roll Vettel is a mighty beast. Granted we haven't seen it for a while but it's still there somewhere.
by "probably" do you mean "this is entirely made up"

Vettel can drive quick but that's all he has, the stars aligned for him to win his champs enjoying a significant weight advantage over most of the field in the quickest car with a journeyman for a team mate who almost/would have beat him but for falling off his bicycle, and then as now every time someone's tried him in wheel to wheel combat it invariably ends with him pointing the wrong way. Once every year or two he pulls off a good move and the rapture of "is this the vettel who can't race eh?" kind of says it all.

He got shown up by Danny and he's about to get shown up again.

At least with max, he isn't actually trying to not crash!

Supersam83

321 posts

91 months

Tuesday 9th April
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CLC could win the F1 championship this season.

How many F1 drivers have won the F1 world championship in their 2nd season apart from Lewis Hamilton and Jacques Villeneuve?

sandman77

1,580 posts

84 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Supersam83 said:
CLC could win the F1 championship this season.

How many F1 drivers have won the F1 world championship in their 2nd season apart from Lewis Hamilton and Jacques Villeneuve?
I don’t think he will but I would love him to do so just so Red Bull can no longer hope to make Max the youngest word champion.