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Why Vasseur doesn't want to compare Leclerc and Sainz

While Charles Leclerc has often been praised for his pace in qualifying, new Ferrari boss Frederic Vasseur is reluctant to compare this with other drivers on the grid, including Leclerc's teammate Carlos Sainz.

Frederic Vasseur believes it would be a "mistake" to try to compare the performances of Charles Leclerc and teammate Carlos Sainz. Leclerc has often been praised for performing strongly in qualifying, with the Monegasque having achieved nine pole positions during the 2022 F1 season. However, when asked if Leclerc is the fastest driver in the sport over one lap, Vasseur was reluctant to draw comparisons between drivers, including between Leclerc and Sainz. "It would be a mistake to try to start to do a comparison with the others on this point," the new Ferrari boss told media, including RacingNews365.com . "We have Charles and I don't want to make any comparison with Carlos or with drivers."

Vasseur outlines approach for drivers

Vasseur – who has stated that the team will not favour one driver over another – hopes that both drivers can work on their strengths and weaknesses in 2023. "We have Charles and Carlos," the Frenchman explained. "We have to work [with] them to try to end their weaknesses, if they have [any], and to understand where they are performing [well], where they are performing more than their teammate and to try just to do a better job together. "I don't want to make any comparisons."

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