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The two pilots are young, French and are part of the new generation that marks a new direction in the great carp of motorsport. They have competed with each other since they were small
In Formula 1, a new rivalry between two of the new faces of world motorsport for 2019 begins to emerge. On the one hand, there is Charles Leclerc and on the other Pierre Gasly. Gasly, 23 years old and born in the city of Rouen (France), runs for the Red Bull Racing team, while Leclerc, 21 and from Monte Carlo, is the primary driver of the Italian brand Ferrari.
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So they came to Formula 1
Pierre Gasly landed in the F1 showcase in 2017 when he signed for the Toro Rosso team. However, his presence was until the last three races in Mexico, Brazil, and Abu Dhabi, in which he could not add any points and ended up in white. However, for the Red Bull bosses, he had earned a position to continue in 2018.
In that year, and according to data released by the portal Car and Driver, the Frenchman got five times in the Top 10, getting in the Bahrain Grand Prix his best result with a prominent fourth place.
Gasly arrived at Red Bull Racing, preceded by a wake of good results in different categories of motorsport. Car and Driver also reveal that in 2016 he was champion of the GP2 Series and in 2014 he was runner-up in the Formula Renault 3.5 and eight times he took place on the podium. Although until 2017 he officially debuted in F1, since 2015 he was part of the test as a reserve driver.
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For his part, Charles Leclerc completes his third year in the highest category of motorsports and every time proves to be better; He does not stop receiving praise and already many experts ratify him as a pilot of great projection. The newspaper Marca mentions that "He showed a decision and wickedness as a champion, a star was born in Bahrain," on the phrase launched by La Gazzetta Dello Sport.
"Travel with the safety of a champion, fast and cold in recovering his only mistake, aggressive in the comeback, rational to stretch his advantage, delicate and fierce," also highlighted the portal on the high praises that launched the Italian half.
Before his arrival in Formula 1, Leclerc went through the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, the European Formula 3 Championship and the GP3 Series, where he won the title in 2016. It is also worth noting the second place he adjusted in the Grand Prix Macao and the F 2.0 Renault. That is why Ferrari sees in Leclerc a new Michael Schumacher or Sebastian Vettel. "Dream of your new crack," describes the portal La Nación de Argentina.
Who takes the advantage?
This year has been the most boiling for Leclerc and Gasly, although for now, the Ferrari man seems to be better. With his high performance in Bahrain, where he got a podium and stepped equal a mark of the German Sebastian Vettel, and paint for big leagues.
Leclerc shakes Ferrari
So good has been the start of Charles that Vettel himself has considered the idea of retiring at the end of the current season because he does not want to be in the shadow of young Charles. In statements collected by f1aldia.com, the German said that "I can not say that I will stay because of the fact that it is Formula 1, because many of the values that used to have the sport are no longer".
Meanwhile, Nico Rosberg, who is remembered for having left F1 after being champion, suggests that Vettel should retire or change equipment: "I do not know what Vettel is going to do this year, because Leclerc is going to fly," he said.
Otherwise, it seems to happen with Pierre Gasly who is starting to generate discomfort among the Red Bull Racing directives. This dissatisfaction is exposed on the portal Car and Driver, which states that "has not managed to achieve Q3 in any of the two Grand Prix has been disputed, and in the race, has been well below the performance of his teammate".
And the worry is even more if one considers, according to the media, that the Austrian team is not characterized by being very "patient" with its pilots. Consequently, while Leclerc already achieved a podium this 2019 and wins praise each race, Gasly begins to be cornered and under pressure to win something or otherwise could be marginalized by 2020.
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