A veteran of 81-Grand Prix for the Scuderia, Alesi raced during one of the team's weaker periods in the sport but still managed to take a victory in the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix - the final time a V12 engine would win in Formula One.
Speaking of Leclerc, who took two victories in his maiden season with Ferrari, Alesi told Italy's Radio Rai, "He is a phenomenon. I'm sure he will soon be world champion."
Alesi then became critical of fans how suggest that F1 may not be as exciting as it should be.
“I don’t agree with people that says it’s boring,” Alesi added. “It’s simply that we watch it differently. We are spoiled remembering great races from the past.
“But now drivers are all very well trained and prepared, the races are faster and more powerful. Every race those drivers give you great battle and I love it.”
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