2019: A look back

Formula 1: Young guns racing to take over the mantle

The rivalry between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen will be one to watch after both drivers clashed this season.
The rivalry between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen will be one to watch after both drivers clashed this season.
The rivalry between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen will be one to watch after both drivers clashed this season.
The rivalry between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen will be one to watch after both drivers clashed this season.

While 2019 has been a disappointing year for Ferrari following their promising testing sessions in pre-season, fans will be buoyed by the rapid rise of their new driver Charles Leclerc.

When the 22-year-old joined the storied Italian outfit for this year's campaign, the initial expectation was that he would play second fiddle to four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. But as the season progressed, it turned out that the Monegasque was super quick and simply faster than his German teammate.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2019, with the headline 'Formula 1: Young guns racing to take over the mantle'. Subscribe