The renewal of Charles Leclerc with Ferrari is reportedly ready to be officially announced: according to rumors circulating in the paddock, the extension would secure Charles in Maranello.
The departure of Mattia Binotto, the arrival of Frederic Vasseur, and yet another transitional season closed a 2023 for Scuderia Ferrari marked by highs and lows. The issues during the Scuderia’s championship have fueled rumors, especially given the pending renewal of the Charles-Carlos duo set to expire at the end of 2024.
However, recent weeks have decisively dispelled doubts about the future of Leclerc and Sainz, destined to remain with Ferrari. While the official announcement of the renewal of the duo in red is still pending, it is expected shortly.
John Elkann, the president of Ferrari, who was present at the penultimate race of the season in Las Vegas along with CEO Benedetto Vigna, further confirmed the sense of the two Ferrari drivers staying for the upcoming seasons.
The official confirmation of Carlos Sainz beyond 2024 seems to be a matter of time. The Spaniard performed well in the past season, securing the only non-Red Bull victory of 2023 in Singapore, and the partnership with his Monegasque teammate works.
What kept fans in suspense was primarily the renewal of Charles Leclerc’s contract with Ferrari. An announcement on this matter is expected shortly, and the extension should now be a done deal.
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The surprising element could be the duration of the renewal. There are rumors that Charles Leclerc has tied himself to Ferrari until the end of 2028. A long extension that would make the ’97 class driver the one with the longest contract on the grid, alongside Max Verstappen.