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Charles Leclerc’s Bold Claim About Future Teammate: ‘Won’t Change Next Year’

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Lewis Hamilton’s move to Ferrari for the 2025 season has certainly sent shockwaves through the Formula 1 community. The seven-time world champion, who has been with Mercedes since 2013, will be making a sensational switch to the Scuderia on a multi-year contract. This decision comes after two challenging seasons for Mercedes, who have struggled to adapt to F1’s latest ground effect era and have fallen behind Red Bull in the pecking order.

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Hamilton’s move means he’ll be joining forces with Charles Leclerc, who recently agreed to extend his contract with Ferrari beyond 2024. Leclerc himself has expressed excitement about the prospect of having Hamilton as a teammate. He believes that being a Ferrari driver is a unique experience, and Hamilton will gradually come to understand its significance once he arrives in Maranello.

“Personally, I don’t see Lewis with different eyes than before. For me he is always a great champion. He is the most successful driver in the history of Formula 1 and I have a lot of respect for him”said the Ferrari driver. “We’ve always had so much mutual respect and a good relationship and that won’t change next year .”

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Leclerc’s perspective on Hamilton remains unchanged. He continues to see the British driver as a great champion, respecting his achievements and the common ground they share, including their passion for music. Despite the busy schedules of F1 drivers, Leclerc and Hamilton have maintained mutual respect and a good relationship, which Leclerc expects to continue even after Hamilton dons the iconic red Ferrari suit.

Charles Leclerc unhappy after finishing fifth in Imola

Charles Leclerc's Bold Claim About Future Teammate: 'Won't Change Next Year'

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During the qualifying session, Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing secured an unexpected pole position with a blistering lap time of 1m 14.746s. However, the Ferrari duo didn’t quite match the pace they had displayed earlier in the weekend. Charles Leclerc, the lead Ferrari driver, qualified in fourth place, while his teammate Carlos Sainz took fifth.

Charles Leclerc’s frustration likely stemmed from the team’s inability to replicate their earlier performance. The Scuderia had shown promise during practice sessions, but when it mattered most, they couldn’t quite keep up with Verstappen and the McLaren drivers. Despite his disappointment, Charles Leclerc remained focused on the race ahead, aiming to make up positions and contribute valuable points for Ferrari.

It’s worth noting that Oscar Piastri, who initially qualified second, was penalized three grid places for impeding Kevin Magnussen’s Haas during Q1. As a result, Piastri dropped to fifth, directly behind Leclerc. The battle for position within the midfield was intense, with George Russell (Mercedes) and Yuki Tsunoda (Red Bull) also in the mix.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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