"[Alain] Prost, Schumi [Michael Schumacher], [Fernando] Alonso and [Sebastian] Vettel arrived in Maranello already as world champions, but Leclerc is following the path of Niki. He is already a guarantee for Ferrari.
"I hope he wins soon, as Formula 1 needs good stories and equal treatment. For everyone's sake."
Ferrari have slipped from pre-season favourites to a distant second-best to Mercedes in 2019, with Red Bull's win in Spielberg perhaps bumping them further down the pecking order.
However, Ferrari sees reason for positivity.
"In the last month, with Vettel and Leclerc, we won two poles and fought for victory on both occasions to the chequered flag," he said.
"Even with the external controversy, the team is reacting to difficulties. That's a good thing."
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