Although Fred Vasseur is “fully convinced” Charles Leclerc is up for the F1 challenge, he says the rookie must be given time to adjust.

Ferrari protégé Leclerc arrives on the 2018 grid with huge expectations surrounding the Frenchman.

While he may be racing for Sauber, last year’s bottom team, many believe the Formula 2 champ can still impress.

However, his team boss Vasseur says he will first need time to get used to life in F1.

“I know Charles for… not 10 years but more or less because he’s done go-karting with us,” Vasseur told Motorsport Week.

“He was very successful so far.

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