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Leclerc confident Ferrari "won't suffer" in transition after Binotto exit

Leclerc confident Ferrari "won't suffer" in transition after Binotto exit

Leclerc confident Ferrari "won't suffer" in transition after Binotto exit

Leclerc confident Ferrari "won't suffer" in transition after Binotto exit
Ian Parkes & Sam Hall

Charles Leclerc has dismissed fears Ferrari could "suffer" when the Scuderia adapts to life under a new team principal in 2023.

Mattia Binotto resigned from Ferrari following the conclusion of the season after the team failed to turn early domination into a concerted championship challenge. The 53-year-old's final day will be December 30.

A change at the top for any team often sees the announcement of a new timeframe to achieve various goals.

Asked at the FIA prize-giving gala in Bologna if he is concerned the latest change could put on hold his title-winning aspirations, the Monégasque backed Ferrari to navigate the transition without issue.

“To be honest, I don’t know because, from my experience, I have never had a team principal change when I was racing for the same team," said Leclerc.

“It will probably require a little bit of time for the team principal to get at ease with the system and with Ferrari because it is obviously a huge team.

“But I believe that if it is done in the right way, I don’t think we will suffer on the track.

“I am pretty sure that it will be a smooth transition.”

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