Ferrari extends the deal with Charles Leclerc for five more years
Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow announced today that Charles Leclerc will drive for the team at least until the end of 2024. The extension of the contract came after Leclerc’s fantastic first season with Ferrari in which he started from pole position seven times and won two races.
Leclerc was a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy since 2016, winning the GP3 Series title in 2016 and FIA Formula 2 Championship title in 2017, before joining Sauber in 2018 for his rookie F1 season.
“I am very happy to be staying on with Scuderia Ferrari. This past season, driving for the most illustrious team in Formula 1 has been a dream year for me. I cannot wait to enjoy an even deeper relationship with the team after what has been an intense and exciting 2019. I’m keen to see what the future holds and I can’t wait to get going again next season,” Charles Leclerc said.
“With each passing race this year, our wish to extend our contract with Charles became ever more self-evident and the decision means he will now be with us for the next five seasons. It demonstrates that Charles and the Scuderia have a firm future together.
Charles has been part of our family since 2016 and we are more than proud of the results we are achieving with our Academy. We are therefore very pleased to be able to announce that he will be with us for many years to come and I’m sure that together, we will write many new pages in the history of the Prancing Horse,” Mattia Binotto, Team Principal, added.
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