Charles Leclerc picks Lewis Hamilton over Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel | F1 | Sport

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Ferrari star Charles Leclerc feels he is more similar to Lewis Hamilton than team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

The 21-year-old is expected to be a future world champion once the current heavyweights leave the sport.

Hamilton has won five world titles, more for than Vettel.

And it is the Brit’s footsteps which Leclerc is attempting to follow.

The Monegasque ace is keen to copy Hamilton in terms of his extracurricular actives.

“Like Lewis, I’m about to start my own clothing line, it’s something I wanted to do for a long time,” Leclerc told Morotorsport.com.

“On this front, I am more like Lewis, I like to test myself on other fronts: it is an approach that helps me to switch off after the race weekends.”

However, Leclerc is still keen to stamp his own mark on F1 and he is desperate to use the opportunity given to him by Ferrari.

“I analyse everything I do to see if I can do better, that’s how I grew over the years,” he added.

“When I put the car on the wall, as in Germany, I immediately understand that it’s my fault, I can only take it out on myself.

“To grow you must understand and admit your mistakes, it is an approach that works for me, it is not necessarily the same for everyone.”

Leclerc is third in the Drivers’ Championship heading into this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.

The youngster has out-qualified team-mate Vettel for the last nine races in a row.

Pressure is mounting on Vettel as he has failed to end Ferrari’s 12-year Championship drought since joining the Italian team from Red Bull in 2015.



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