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Charles Leclerc on F1 future: Top priority is to extend contract with Ferrari

Charles Leclerc has stated staying with Ferrari past 2024 stays his high precedence as he desires to win a world championship with the Italian group.

The longer term for Leclerc, one of many grid’s high drivers, is at present unclear as he’s within the penultimate yr of the five-year deal he signed in December 2019.

In April the five-time race winner dismissed experiences he was being lined as much as exchange Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in 2024 as hypothesis grew of a transfer away.

Ferrari’s current type has added gasoline to the fireplace. Leclerc seemed to be a title contender final yr, just for technique gaffes and driver errors to see the group’s problem collapse.

Ferrari has did not problem the unbeaten Purple Bull group in 2023.

Whereas admitting he has checked out different potentialities Leclerc has made it clear the place his future lies.

“After all, I believe each driver has thought-about their completely different choices, as soon as they get the [possibility],” Leclerc informed Autosport.

“However I’ve an enormous love of Ferrari. And my first goal and my first dream is to turn out to be a world champion with Ferrari, greater than the rest.

“So, if there is a slight alternative for it to occur, I’ll have little question about pushing to remain right here no less than.”

Requested when these contract talks may occur, he stated: “I simply suppose it’s not most likely the precedence in the intervening time: not for me, however neither for the group.

“We’re simply specializing in what’s actually necessary now. It’s to be as aggressive as shortly as doable once more. After which we’ll see. However once more, I really like Ferrari and it seems like house.”

Leclerc’s teammate Carlos Sainz can also be underneath contract till 2024 however is but to have that deal prolonged.

Hamilton has nonetheless not signed a Mercedes extension past



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