Leclerc's Ferrari start: 'I didn't dare say what I wanted'
Charles Leclerc says he was too timid to speak his mind with Ferrari's mechanics when he first joined the team, but believes coming out of his shell more has helped him improve results.
Leclerc finished behind Vettel, or retired, in six of the first seven races of the season, but has seen the chequered flag ahead of his team-mate in six of the subsequent nine grands prix, including his first F1 wins in Belgium and Italy.
The 21-year-old says he now feels fully settled in at Ferrari and is ready to shape the team and car to his needs.
"In the beginning there is always a bit of awe, even when I arrived in Alfa Romeo, but the team was smaller and I settled in immediately, while in Ferrari it was another story," Leclerc told motorsport.com.
"In the first few races, trying to adapt to the car, and it seemed right to do so.
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