Ferrari wants to keep its star.  Will he form a superduet with Hamilton?

Ferrari wants to keep its star. Will he form a superduet with Hamilton?

Media / Ferrari / Pictured: Charles Leclerc

Lukasz Kuczera

British media have reported that Ferrari wants to lure Lewis Hamilton with the vision of moving to Maranello. At the same time, the Italian team was to start negotiations with Charles Leclerc. Will the Monegasque driver form a big group with Hamilton?

On Monday, British media reported that Lewis Hamilton had received an offer from Ferrari, and the transfer could even take place in the 2024 season, as the Englishman’s current contract with Mercedes expires at the end of this year. However, this is not the end of the rumors around the team from Maranello, as interesting information was also provided by journalist Giuliano Duchessa from the website

According to the results of the Italian journalist, the negotiations between Ferrari and Charles Leclerc began in recent days regarding the extension of the contract, which expires after the 2024 season. After the cancellation of the Emilia Romagna GP, John Elkann himself was supposed to appear immediately several. at the team’s headquarters in Maranello. The Ferrari president held a “series of meetings” about the future of the team.

“Sources suggest that after mutual assurances, discussions on extending the contract are now close,” the Duchess said. Interestingly, earlier Leclerc was also linked with a transfer to Mercedes, where he would replace … Hamilton.

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Earlier, there were indications from Italy that Leclerc was frustrated that the team could not give him a winning car. The 25-year-old is well aware that he has the talent to fight for the championship title in Formula 1. However, so far he has not received a car that matches his skills.

In addition, Leclerc was frustrated by a bad start to the 2023 season. The Monegasque driver missed the race in Bahrain due to a fault, was penalized on the grid in Saudi Arabia, crashed at the first corner in Australia, and did not make the same. his last trip to Miami. The Ferrari leader’s campaign is only saved by the Azerbaijan GP, ​​where he won the only podium this year.

If Charles Leclerc agrees to a contract extension and at the same time Ferrari makes progress in negotiations with Lewis Hamilton, then Maranello could have two top drivers. In this case, Carlos Sainz would say goodbye to the team. The Spaniard’s contract expires after the 2024 season.

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