In The Driver's Seat

Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen - like two peas in a pod

On the cusp of age 22, Charles Leclerc (right) and Max Verstappen are young guns of the same calibre, harbingers of a more aggressive style of racing.
On the cusp of age 22, Charles Leclerc (right) and Max Verstappen are young guns of the same calibre, harbingers of a more aggressive style of racing.PHOTO: AFP

There is priceless footage from the WSK Euro Series kart round at Sarno in Italy in 2012. Charles Leclerc has just won the wet race and Max Verstappen isn't happy.

"It's just not fair," Max declaims. "I'm leading and he wants to pass and he pushes me. I push him back, and he pushes me off the track!"

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