Why Briatore is wrong about Raikkonen’s final Ferrari chapter
Flavio Briatore caused a minor stir with his comments that Ferrari should have ditched Kimi Raikkonen in favour of Charles Leclerc for 2018. But there was more to the situation that risked destabilising a young rookie driver
Charles Leclerc’s journey to Ferrari stardom is different to, say, Max Verstappen’s rapid rise to fame with Red Bull.
Red Bull is a team that that eschews the traditional and conservative approach when it comes to driver choices. Ferrari, famously, goes the other way, and yet for the start of last season it still hired the 20-year-old Leclerc to replace the 38-year-old, five-season incumbent Kimi Raikkonen – the team’s most recent world champion.
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