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Moto GP legend Valentino Rossi has warned Lewis Hamilton Mercedes will face a challenge from Ferrari this season. The British driver, who has signed a one-year extension on Monday, is aiming to overtake Michael Schumacher as the most successful driver in the history of F1.
Last season, Ferrari disappointed fans, finishing sixth in the constructor standings. But there will be a change of drivers for this season, with Carlos Sainz replacing Sebastian Vettel for the Italian team. And Rossi believes Ferrari have the drivers to cause Hamilton problems.
“I like Ferrari and I like Charles Leclerc,” Rossi told Corriere della Sera.”I think Charles is one of the strongest drivers on the grid.
“Ferrari has the people it needs to win races, now all they need to do in Maranello is build a car to get the job done. Putting the world champions, Mercedes, in danger is a challenge for all of the others. Like Red Bull, Ferrari must position itself to make life difficult for them.”