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Ferrari should have 'risked' Leclerc earlier - Briatore

Ferrari wasted time with Kimi Raikkonen and should have taken a “risk” by promoting Charles Leclerc two years ago, according to ex-Formula 1 winning team boss Flavio Briatore. Leclerc turned in a stellar first campaign with Ferrari last year and claimed two victories on his way to outperforming four-time world champion teammate Sebastian Vettel at the first attempt. Ferrari had the option to promote its protege Leclerc straight after he had won back-to-back GP3 and Formula 2 titles in 2018, but instead chose to retain Raikkonen’s deal by a further year so that Leclerc could make his F1 debut with Sauber. But Briatore, who oversaw title-winning campaigns at Benetton and Renault, feels...
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