Some time around the French Grand Prix weekend, Sebastian Vettel and Charles LeClerc sat down with Shell Motorsport for a bit of bonding time. The two Ferrari drivers would be interacting with each other in a series of challenges.
The first challenge was to find out how well the Ferrari duo know each other in the short while that they have been teammates. In the process, secrets were spilled and minor arguments about each other’s popularity, broke out.
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When it came to being the early bird at the track, they vouched for themselves, naturally. However, it transpired that Charles LeClerc sometimes gets too comfortable in his bed. In the fanpage contest, Sebastian Vettel boasted that he had more and LeClerc manages his own pages. Vettel even casually stated that he has over 600,000 followers without even doing anything himself.
Sebastian Vettel took home the crown of fastest oil changer but they disagreed on tire changes. Charles LeClerc was also discovered to revel in the spotlight and is a better cyclist. However, the last question about describing a gas chromatograph the quickest, threw both of them off.
Regarding on-track action, LeClerc won the Paul Ricard battle with his podium, but Sebastian Vettel is winning the war. The German driver lies in 3rd in the 2019 Formula One World Championship while LeClerc is 5th. Sebastian Vettel has two 3rd places and two 2nd places, while his teammate has three 3rd place finishes.
However, Ferrari still have a long way to go to catch their rivals, Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton. With Sebastian Vettel 76 points behind, many are speculating that he may leave the Prancing Horse. Vettel was quick to shut down those rumours though.
He said, “I do not want to be anywhere else, so I have not thought about it. We would like to be in a different position now, but it is up to us to close the gap to Mercedes. I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about other things.”