Charles Leclerc Seeking Another F1 Contract at Ferrari After 2024

Published 04/07/2021, 2:42 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc arrives ahead of testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Ferrari are one of the teams that prefer to stick with their drivers over a long period of time. And at the moment, the driver is Charles Leclerc, who is working with the team for the third consecutive season, with three more years left in his contract.

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The Monegasque initially joined Ferrari in 2019, with a one-year contract. However, after a strong showing over his debut season at the Maranello outfit, he subsequently received an offer that extends up to the 2024 F1 season. And unsurprisingly, he did accept the offer.

Now, amid reaching the halfway point in the contract with Ferrari, Leclerc revealed that he is keen on extending his stay with the Reds beyond the 2024 season.

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What did Charles Leclerc say?

According to Motorsport, the 23-year-old opened up that he is ready to renew his contract “already“, despite having over 3 years left in hand to the expiration.

I have an agreement with Ferrari by the end of 2024. But I can say that I want to renew it already,” he said. (Translated from Turkish using Google Translate)

Ferrari suffered a massive downfall over the 2020 season and ended up fighting amongst the mid-field pack amid the dreams of winning the title.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Consequently, it looked like Leclerc might start hunting for other options, as his chances of fighting for the championship looked rather bleak at that moment.

And then entered the massive rumors around Lewis Hamilton retiring from F1 and a vacant seat at Mercedes. This led to people wondering if Leclerc might leap onto one of the Mercedes seats.

But now the reality has portrayed something entirely different, and Ferrari can finally heave a sigh of relief.

I have full faith in Ferrari: Leclerc

The Monegasque revealed that the future is looking bright at Ferrari and is eager to contribute his fair share of effort into the team’s potential success.

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I want to stay here for many more years and contribute to the success of the team,” Leclerc said. “I have full faith in Ferrari and all these people working for it.

Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 13, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Overall, these are all positive signs for Ferrari amid their desperate measures at getting back to the top of the timesheet.

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But how far are they going to succeed in this pursuit of glory? Will Leclerc play a crucial role in the team’s revival? Well, let’s see what the future holds.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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