Will Charles Leclerc Dominate Lewis Hamilton At Ferrari?


Their first real battle, if you stress hard and recollect the event at the back of the day, was at Spa-Francorchamps, home to the Belgian Grand Prix back in 2019. Eventually, it was Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, still arguably their number one driver, who kept a cool head under immense pressure in keeping Lewis Hamilton at bay.

Surely, a big win was the result and a special one at that for it was Charles Leclerc’s maiden win in his first-ever season at Ferrari, but then the man who kept the young Monegasque at bay was none other than the person to be his future teammate: Lewis Hamilton.

The Ferrari SF 19 usurped the Mercedes by a margin just around a tenth of a second as Charles became the first driver to cross the checkered flag.

And the battle at Spa, really speaking, started a great contest of sorts between the F1 newcomer and the ace as the very next showdown happened at Monza, the home of Ferrari as also the venue of the Italian Grand Prix. Even at that race, the Leclerc versus Hamilton battled became the tipping point of a closely-contested Grand Prix.

Though, on that occasion, Hamilton claimed a fighting third and still stood on the podium while the bloke who stood aloft on its top step was none other than Charles Leclerc.

All of this, even though, four years back in the day, could once again take centrestage in the glitzy world of Formula 1 as two drivers, who were then in different teams, will soon compete in the same identity.

And this is no ordinary identity or racing entity; it is, as many exclaim, the greatest unit in Formula 1 ever.

Ferrari might be a feeling to those who wish to experience true adrenaline but it will be a force to reckon with, hopefully speaking, with Leclerc and Hamilton grind it out come 2025.

Everyone anticipates a closely-fought battle between two brilliant drivers where many state that Leclerc could get the measure of Hamilton, who undoubtedly, is among the greatest the sport has ever seen.

And that being told, there are already some leading lights and opinion makers related to Formula 1 who have given their humble two cents about the whole Lewis Hamilton versus Charles Leclerc pairing at Maranello, which still is, lest it is forgotten, an year away.

Which is why it didn’t take long for the revered Martin Brundle to express what he feels could be the edge in deciding the crux of the teammate battle at Ferrari beginning 2025.

The following is what he had to say in regards to the possible dynamic at Ferrari:

[Charles] Leclerc, I think, is potentially, on an outright Qualifying lap, the fastest driver out there at the moment even including Max Verstappen. He’s blindingly fast.” 

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