‘Leclerc can lead Ferrari like Schumacher’

Jean Todt has likened Charles Leclerc to Ferrari’s greatest ever champion, Michael Schumacher.

Todt was team boss at Ferrari during the team’s ultra-successful Schumacher era.

“Charles is extremely strong mentally,” FIA president Jean Todt told Auto Bild.

“He has the makings of a great champion and the same natural way to lead a team as Michael Schumacher once did,” Todt, also a Frenchman, added.

“He represents the future of Formula 1 and Ferrari.”