Triumphant Leclerc is now Ferrari’s ‘forgiven’ favourite

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Triumphant Leclerc is now Ferrari’s ‘forgiven’ favourite

‘Give a leading Ferrari in Monza a five-second penalty? Out of the question ... we'd need a police escort out of here’

Alan Baldwin

Sebastian Vettel was supposed to be the man to follow in Michael Schumacher’s footsteps at Ferrari but the heir apparent to the master of Maranello is looking more and more like Charles Leclerc.

The 21-year-old Monegasque’s victory at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday triggered scenes of intense emotion at Ferrari’s home race and catapulted Leclerc ahead of Vettel in the standings.

The newspaper headline writers left no doubt about the prevailing sentiment on Monday...

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