Charles Leclerc has the sort of “killer instinct” that Sebastian Vettel has lost.
“It’s been clear for a long time that Leclerc has an absolute killer instinct and Vettel don’t.” said Berger
“If you lose your instincts, then you no longer have the claim to become world champion. Then you have to get them back again.”
In Monza qualifying, 21-year-old Leclerc had refused to obey a team instruction to give Vettel a slipstream.
“I say it very clearly: there is no team play at this level in Formula 1,”
Another factor could be Leclerc’s political power, with his manager being Nicolas Todt – the son of FIA president Jean Todt.
“I don’t think that matters,” Berger said.