Charles Leclerc has the ability to create a "mess" at Ferrari this year. That is the claim of outspoken 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve, referring to young Monaco-born driver Leclerc's highly anticipated move to the Scuderia to partner Sebastian Vettel.
In terms of the team hierarchy between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, Villeneuve thinks it will be business as usual in 2019.
"I do not see big changes. The engines are the same. There are some changes to the aerodynamics but I don't think they are big enough to make a difference," Villeneuve told Corriere della Sera.
The "big change", he said, is the arrival of Leclerc at Ferrari.
"We will have to see what happens," said Villeneuve. "If he were to start immediately strong, it could create an involuntary mess with Vettel. Just like with [Daniel] Ricciardo a few years ago."
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