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Leclerc deserved 2018 Ferrari drive over ‘nowhere' Raikkonen – Briatore

Former Formula 1 Team Principal Flavio Briatore believes Ferrari should have handed Charles Leclerc his Formula 1 debut in 2018 instead of keeping hold of 2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen. The Monegasque driver joined the Ferrari junior academy in 2016 and stormed his way to F1 after winning that season's GP3 [Now FIA Formula 3] title and swiftly followed it up with the Formula 2 championship a year later. Leclerc made his F1 debut with the Alfa Romeo Sauber team in 2018 and impressed Ferrari enough to replace Raikkonen for 2019, eventually going on to claim seven pole positions and two race wins during the campaign. Speaking on the official Formula 1 podcast ‘Beyond The Grid', the...
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