Charles Leclerc made an extraordinary 2019, going beyond the initial expectations and beating Sebastian Vettel in terms of points, wins, and pole-positions. Besides, the Monegasque driver faced different controversies with the four-times Formula 1 World Champion, culminated with the accident in Interlagos.
Asked about his relationship with his team fellow during the Autosport International Show, Leclerc claimed that Sebastian Vettel had a positive influence on him, given his professionalism and expertise.
“I learned a lot, really a lot,” affirmed Leclerc.
“I mean, he's extremely professional, and he's going a lot into the details. And Seb, he's also a very nice person.
“We were working well together. Obviously, we've had our moments on the track, in which we've learned together, and hopefully it won't happen again things like in Brazil.
"But at the end, I think we are mature enough out of the car to work together and to try to develop the kind in the right way.
“But I think in the way he's working with the team and the engineers, I've learned a lot and I've still got a lot to learn.
"He's going a lot in the details, as I said, and things that I never thought will be helpful to the engineers he will say anything. Sometimes I'm just here listening for one hour what he has to say about the session. He's just very, very interesting.”
Leclerc continued talking about his 2020 objectives. The Monegasque driver underlined that the 2020 season will be fundamental to set the basis for the subsequent seasons.
“I think 2020 will be a very important year, where teams are going to invest a lot obviously because then the budget cap is coming in 2021.
“I'll try to be as ready as possible for 2021 as I think it will be a big year. And hopefully we'll be working properly with the team to build the right car to be able to win to win the championship.”