The most important name in next year’s driver market will surely be Charles Leclerc, who has not yet reached an agreement with Scuderia Ferrari for the renewal of current contract, which is available until the end of the 2024 Formula One championship
In Miami, on media day, the Ferrari driver wanted to clarify his future. The 2023 Formula One season will be the fifth championship in Ferrari for the Monegasque driver, who has never hidden his desire to bring the Prancing Horse back to the top of the sport.
“To be honest, these are not discussions I am used to. As far as I am concerned, the steps in my career have always been quite clear. I did the first year with Sauber and then I went to Ferrari”, said Charles Leclerc when asked on Thursday in Miami what his plans are for the future, especially in terms of a possible contract extension with the Maranello team.
“From that moment on, there have never been discussions about my contract because it was clear that I wanted to stay in Ferrari. Obviously, we have reached a point where the contract is about to expire, and it is normal that we are talking about it. But it is not something that distracts me or the team. I believe that the team knows what I want and what my intentions are. That’s all”, concluded the Monegasque, ahead of the race weekend at the Miami International Autodrome in Florida, USA.
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In the last few hours, Lewis Hamilton has also definitively closed the door to a possible move to Ferrari. “Mercedes is my home, I think I will stay here for a long time”, were the words of the Briton in the press conference ahead of the Miami event. In addition to this, the recent statements of Toto Wolff are also worth pointing out. The Mercedes boss spoke of Charles Leclerc as a possible long-term target for the Silver Arrows. You can read are all his comments here.