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Vettel Expects Tough Leclerc Battle

Vettel Expects Tough Leclerc Battle

Sebastian Vettel says his new Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc will push him all the way this season in the race to be the top driver.

Leclerc looked to be faster than the German in the closing stages of the season opener in Melbourne at the weekend but was told to stay behind Vettel who was in fourth.

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The 21-year-old, who replaced Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari, may well have to get used to team orders but Vettel knows he’s in a battle to stay ahead. Vettel said: “He’ll put a lot of pressure on me the whole season.

“It will be very close. “He is very talented. I am sure we will have tough and tight battles but more than that I hope we have a lot of fun together.”

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