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Ferrari shows Mercedes how to handle a superstar

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Ferrari shows Mercedes how to handle a superstar
By: Glenn Freeman
Sep 11, 2018, 2:23 PM

Ferrari's faith in its young driver Charles Leclerc is a break from its past, and Esteban Ocon's uncertain future shows there's a lesson to be learned for Mercedes.

The latest unexpected twist in the Formula 1 driver market is that somehow Ferrari - that most conservative of teams when it comes to picking its driver line-up – has ended up making a decision for 2019 that puts the spotlight onto Mercedes.

It's the first time in a very long time that Ferrari has had the courage to promote a young, inexperienced driver in Charles Leclerc, but one that is totally justified given the talent in question.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Esteban Ocon , Charles Leclerc
Teams Ferrari Shop Now , Mercedes Shop Now
Author Glenn Freeman
Article type Commentary