The long story also includes 2014 Formule Renault 2.0 where he finished 2nd behind Nyck de Vries and 2015 Formule 3 where he finished 2nd behind Rosenqvist. They never reached f1. Though Frits van Amersfoort rated him higher than Max during their time served at VAR. Personally I consider him a little boring, similar to Ocon, but their driving style brought success in their feeder series. I am more interested in the Vettel - le Clerc battle to see if he is really that good. Max is recognised as a contender by both Hamilton and Vettel, not so much Ocon and le Clerc. If le Clerc beats Vettel on merrit, like Max did wih Riccardo, we can truly expect great things from him (and no more from Vettel). Feeder series don’t tell the complete story, refer to Stoffel (or: what happened to him?). The only weakness I heard of so far is that le Clerc is not that fond of all the million settings and switches modern f1 cars feature. Expect it to be a very exciting season. Might be le Clerc vs Max like Prost vs Senna for the years to come. Lewis vs Vettel meanwhile. Who said f1 is boring?NathanOlder wrote: ↑Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:22 pmYou not watch any of the feeder series ?GPR -A wrote: ↑Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:30 pmTo be fair, we have seen almost none of what LeClerc's abilities are. He has beaten a mediocre driver over the season with a decent car AND with some really amazing performances. We will have to reserve the comparison with Max. Max has beaten one of the best drivers on the grid who was his team mate, day in day out in qualifying and over a season in 2018 (anyone talking about Ric DNFs should use the same template for 2017 comparisons). So, until LeClerc goes out there and delivers the goods, first, by beating his own team mate and then taking his car to deserving results, he wouldn't be in a position to be compared with Max. There is no doubt the kid is a great talent. Let's wait.
Well, Ocon doesn't excite anyone that much. He might be good, but there hasn't been an outstanding performance from him until now.
Russell hasn't turned a wheel in F1 yet. He looks to be no different than LeClerc. Exciting times ahead!
Leclerc won the F2 title easily as a rookie.
He won the GP3 title, as a rookie.
How many drivers in history have done that?
Then add the performances he has done at Sauber, it looks like in a Ferrari he will be epic.