Fred Vasseur on how Charles Leclerc is similar to Lewis Hamilton

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Alfa Romeo team principal Fred Vasseur says Lewis Hamilton is “merciless in his judgment when he thinks one of his performances was insufficient”.

Speedweek asked Fred Vassuer what made Charles Leclerc stand out during his early years in junior categories and in his F1 career start with Alfa Romeo.

Vassuer then proceeded to compare Leclerc to Lewis Hamilton, another driver that he has worked with in his early career.

“You mean apart from his outstanding talent?” Vasseur asked.


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“I’ve only seen a driver who is so merciless in his judgment when he thinks one of his performances was insufficient – and that was Lewis Hamilton.

“Hamilton and Leclerc were the only two drivers I’ve seen in my career who would self criticise even after a win.

“All other drivers would have patted themselves on the back, but they knew when they should have driven better.

“And they worked on it relentlessly,” the Frenchman concluded.

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