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.
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.
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.
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.
But now the reality has portrayed something entirely different, and Ferrari can finally heave a sigh of relief.
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.
“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.”
Overall, these are all positive signs for Ferrari amid their desperate measures at getting back to the top of the timesheet.
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.