The bad news for Sebastian Vettel is that Lewis Hamilton usually gets stronger after Formula One's summer break.
Leclerc, in his debut season with Sauber after progressing through the prestigious Ferrari academy, is touted as a future F1 champion.
While Lewis Hamilton is enjoying his resurgence in the F1 title race, Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas heads into the summer break feeling a little let down.
Lewis Hamilton heads into Formula One's summer break with a comfortable 24-point lead over rival Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton showed again he's untouchable in the rain, producing a brilliant last lap to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel led second practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix as Mercedes again struggled for speed.
Despite regaining the Formula One lead, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton maintains Ferrari has the upper hand.
Unless Sebastian Vettel bounces back with a strong performance at the Hungarian GP this week, he risks heading into F1's summer break lagging behind Lewis Hamilton.
Plans for a new Formula One race in Miami are on hold at least until 2020.
There is something about adversity that brings out the best in Lewis Hamilton.