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Leclerc deposes Vettel as number one after Monza humiliation

Charles Leclerc was supposed to be Ferrari's future star, but standing aloft on Monza's iconic podium, above a sea of chanting fans dressed in red, he was acclaimed as its current one. Ferrari's nine-year wait for a win at its home race was finally ended on Sunday, but not by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. It was Leclerc — 11 years younger than Vettel and in only his second season in Formula One — who ended the drought. The Italian Grand Prix victory was the second win in a row for the 21-year-old Leclerc, who is debuting with Ferrari this season after driving for Sauber as a rookie. The back-to-back victories have been the perfect response to critics who said he was too...
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