“It was good, even though we had a few problems on track, like in Brazil, or things like this,” said the 22-year-old Monégasque.
“I’m very happy with Seb. It has always been a good relationship, even though from the outside it was probably not seen as such. But it’s always been good between us.”
The current racing hiatus has meant that we have been waiting to see whether the drivers can maintain a more civilised union this year, in particular, should Vettel’s contract be extended.
Vettel revealed last week there was a possibility, with talks commencing over a new deal, he could sign prior to the first race of whenever the new season starts. On the other hand, there has since been speculation he has only been offered a one-year contract on significantly reduced terms.
Whatever the outcome, Leclerc insists he would have no qualms with Vettel continuing as his team-mate.
“I’ll be happy to keep him but I’ll respect Ferrari’s decision for whoever is next to me, and at the end, it’s my job to adapt to the person next to me, and always learn from whoever is your team-mate.
“I will welcome anybody but if Seb stays I will definitely be happy.”
Without any on-track racing at present, Leclerc is first eager to clash with Vettel again in the virtual world.
After turning to sim racing during the lockdown period, Leclerc has proven a dab hand, winning both Virtual F1 Grands Prix around Melbourne’s Albert Park and the Shanghai International Circuit, beating the likes of Red Bull’s Alex Albon and Williams pair George Russell and Nicolas Latifi.
He and other drivers also organised a charity esports series that raised funds for COVID-19 relief efforts.