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Next year Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly will go from teams where points finishes are a success to teams where anything less than the title is failure. Are they really ready for it?
Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc are ready for their promotions to the big-time with Ferrari and Red Bull in Formula 1, there's no doubt about that. But it's impossible to say, conclusively, that they will cut it in the white-hot intensity of the front of the grand prix field.
Those two statements might seem at odds, but they encapsulate a fundamental truth that nothing prepares you for the pressure, the demands, the sky-high standards right at the top of elite sport.
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