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Leclerc blew away his rivals at Australian Grand Prix at a revamped Albert Park, starting from pole and taking the chequered flag by more than 20 seconds from Red Bull's Sergio Perez.
Qualifying was red-flagged towards the end of Q3 after Leclerc's smash, depriving the likes of Hamilton and Verstappen a chance to topple the man from Monaco's time of 1min 10.346sec with a flying lap.
Vettel considered retiring but a move to Aston Martin has rekindled the 33-year-old German driver's enthusiasm.
Vettel, who joined Ferrari in 2015, offered a searingly-honest and realistic appraisal of his time in Italy, despite winning 14 races, when he admitted his goal had been to claim a fifth title.
Formula 1 2020: Sebastian Vettel says he has 'no regrets' on Ferrari stint despite failing to win titles with team
Vettel made clear he felt revitalised by the prospect of joining Aston Martin next year— but looked back with pleasure on his years at Maranello.
Italian Grand Prix at Monza, held not far from Ferrari's factory, has declared tickets will be fully refunded.
Formula 1 2020, Styrian GP: Mercedes once again at the top, Ferrari's embarrassment continues and other talking points
At the Styrian GP, Mercedes was rarely challenged, the German marquee finished 1-2, Lewis Hamilton leading Valtteri Bottas - also registering their first 1-2 of the season.
Instead of closing the gap to front-runner Mercedes this season, Ferrari's SF1000 car looks slower than last year and is also in danger of slipping behind other teams.
Formula 1 2020: Charles Leclerc says Ferrari's pace 'not even close' to expectation after qualifying seventh at Austrian GP
Leclerc was on pole at the Red Bull Ring last year but this time qualified seventh, his quickest flying lap nearly a second slower than Valtteri Bottas who took the top slot for Mercedes.
The low-speed run, which ended at the Fiorano test track without Ferrari's Leclerc completing any laps, came 110 days after the SF1000 car last turned a wheel at testing in Spain at the end of February.
Ferrari looking at entering North American IndyCar series, says Formula 1 Team Principal Mattia Binotto
Binotto said Formula One’s new budget cap of $145 million for teams from 2021 would lead to staff being made redundant and Ferrari was looking at options to ensure its employees retain their jobs, albeit in a different field.
Formula 1: Carlos Sainz to replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari for 2021 season, to partner Charles Leclerc
Sainz, 25, will join Ferrari on a two-year deal after two seasons at McLaren, creating the youngest driver pairing in Ferrari’s recent history in the process.
Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari to part ways: After five seasons, a promising partnership ends without much fancied World Championship
Vettel now joins an illustrious list of former world champions (Fernando Alonso and Alain Prost) who arrived at Ferrari with the expectation to win but couldn’t do so.
Sebastian Vettel has vowed to learn the lessons from last year - and maybe the two years before that - and come back stronger in the 2020 Formula One season.
Formula 1 2020: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel clocks fastest lap on penultimate day of pre-season testing
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel clocked the fastest lap on the penultimate day of Formula One preseason testing on Thursday, while Lewis Hamilton’s session was cut short by mechanical trouble.
Formula 1 2020: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel opts out of first day of pre-season testing citing illness
Vettel, a four-times world champion, had been given the honour of driving the new SF1000 first at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, with team mate Charles Leclerc not due in the car until Thursday.
Formula 1 2020: Former British racer David Coulthard expects Lewis Hamilton to resist Ferrari and stay at Mercedes
Ferrari bosses confirmed last month that Hamilton, six-times world champion, whose Mercedes contract expires at the end of 2020, had met their chairman John Elkann at a couple of social events.
Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton continues dominance, Charles Leclerc repays Ferrari faith and more in memorable moments from season
From a 21-race long Formula 1 calendar with so many storylines, here are some that we would like to remember in the times to come.
Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton gets easy win, Max Verstappen vs Charles Leclerc and other talking points from Abu Dhabi GP
By collecting 25 points with a win at Abu Dhabi GP, Lewis Hamilton amassed 413 points in the Drivers’ Championship for his highest points score in a season. He thus crossed 400 points for the second season in a row.
Formula 1: Mercedes boss Toto Wolff 'totally OK' with Lewis Hamilton talking to Ferrari for 2021 move
Lewis Hamilton is being considered a replacement for Sebastian Vettel who will be out of contract with Ferrari at the end of 2020.