for Ecclestone, Leclerc is a « very good pilot, nothing more » who took « a beating » by Sainz
The former big boss of Formula 1 considers that Sainz is much better at Ferrari than his Monegasque teammate.
Bernie Ecclestone was not used to keeping his tongue in his pocket when he ruled Formula 1 with an iron fist before the Americans arrived from Liberty Medias. The 91-year-old Briton has lost none of his outspokenness. In an interview with Swiss media Blick from his chalet in Gstaad, the Briton referred to the situation of Lewis Hamilton, whom he thinks left to retire, but also that of Scuderia Ferrari.
Bernie Ecclestone explains that he recently had Carlos Sainz « who told me about his son’s situation», He specifies. The former F1 treasurer then gave his opinion on the duo of drivers from the transalpine team. « Let’s put it like that. Many people at Maranello are surprised the Spaniard was able to give such a beating to his teammate Charles Leclerc this year“, He blurted out.
For me, Leclerc has always been a very good driver, but nothing more
The Spaniard finished the season with 5.5 points more than the Monegasque, in 5th place in the Drivers’ World Championship, but has four podiums, against only one for his teammate (7th) who does not seem to impress him more. only that. « For me, Leclerc has always been a very good driver, but nothing more», Concluded Ecclestone on the subject.