Charles Leclerc signs new Ferrari contract

Published on 26 January 2024 at 16:00

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc has signed a new contract 'beyond 2024' to remain with the Italian team.

The Monegasque driver has agreed an extension with Ferrari which is expected to surpass the 2024 season after his contract was to expire this season.

Leclerc has been with Ferrari since 2019 after his move from debut team Sauber who were affiliated with Ferrari at the time.

Since then, he has won five races, grabbed 23 pole positions and achieved a grand slam at the 2022 Australian Grand Prix.

With no confirmation from Ferrari on when this contract will remain too, fans will be left wondering how long he'll be with the team for or whether he'll be switching sides in the seasons to come.

He said: "To race for this team has been my dream since I was three years old.

"I believe the best is yet to come and I can't wait for the season to start, to make further progress and be competitive in every race.

"My dream remains that of winning the World Championship with Ferrari." (BBC SPORT)

His previous contract was a five year deal and the next one rumoured to be another five years, running until 2029.

After finishing fifth last season, Leclerc claimed five podiums but didn't lift any first place trophies.

Following departure of former team principal Mattia Binotto last year and the arrival of former Sauber team principal Fred Vasseur, Ferrari are looking to be improving their car race-by-race with three poles in the last five races of the 2023 season.

Teammate Carlos Sainz is contracted also to the end of the 2024 season but there's been no news of an extension for the Spaniard.



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