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Sebastian Vettel slammed by former Ferrari chief: “Charles Leclerc a big problem”

Cesare Fiorio, former Ferrari director, has questioned talent of Sebastian Vettel.

The German won four world titles but has had a difficult start to the 2019 season, finishing fourth and fifth in Australia and Bahrain respectively.

Fiorio told Tuttomotoriweb: ”Frankly, I was expecting Charles Leclerc to be a big problem for Vettel from the start.

“[Mattia] Binotto is a very good engineer who knows how to make fast cars, but probably he wasn’t expecting Leclerc to be immediately competitive.

“This will create an issue for him.

“If I had to decide, I wouldn’t appoint a first and a second driver, but I’d leave them free to race.

“Just like I did with Prost and Mansell, who were very competitive but never had a problem with one another.”

Florio claims that Vettel cannot be relied upon and explains: “[He makes] way too many mistakes when he’s under pressure. Ferrari will have to take a little bit of pressure off him, but being in a very close battle with Mercedes it’s not easy. For sure in the long term, Leclerc is the man to rely on.”

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