The plane journey that convinced Ferrari on Leclerc

The plane journey that convinced Ferrari on Leclerc

Ferrari appeared to break with its tradition of being cautious over young drivers by promoting Charles Leclerc for 2019, but it's been sure of what he's made of for quite some time already

From the moment Ferrari was hit with the reality that Sebastian Vettel was not going to win the Formula 1 title this year, it was inevitable attention would soon shift to what it needs to do differently to avoid another defeat in 2019.

After a campaign where driver errors played a pretty big part in defining the momentum of the season - think about how that 32-point swing in Germany would have changed things - the arrival of Charles Leclerc has got tongues wagging about how he will shake things up at Maranello.

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