On the eve of the Formula 1 weekend scheduled in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Charles Leclerc wanted to shut down market rumors regarding an alleged exchange between Ferrari and Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton. The Ferrari driver said: "Rumors of an exchange with Hamilton between Ferrari and Mercedes? It's the first time I've heard all these market rumors, maybe it's someone who wants to destabilize us.
I'm staying here and I want to go back to winning with this team: I love Ferrari. The penalty? I want to recover for my merits and overtaking, not for a Safety Car or anything like that. It will be an uphill race, but I like this challenge." Carlos Sainz also added: "The first weekend in Bahrain was difficult for us, but we couldn't do more.
What happened at Leclerc took us by surprise. But it was only the first race, and 2022 taught us that it counts how you finish, not how you start. Here in Jeddah I hope to go on the podium, the track is different and so is the wing.
I want to be more optimistic and think we'll have a better chance of finishing in the top three." Leclerc wanted to shut down market rumors regarding an exchange between the Maranello Reds and Mercedes, involving the Monegasque and Lewis Hamilton.
The former Alfa Romeo then took stock of his comeback, considering the 10-place grid penalty on Sunday.
Sky Sports F1 UK once again raises the rumor of a sensational swap at the wheel of Ferrari and Mercedes in the coming season: Charles Leclerc in Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton in Ferrari.
In the next few hours sensational news and updates should arrive regarding this suggestive and incredible voice. Simon Lazenby said, with Hamilton out of contract and disappointed that Mercedes didn't follow their winter directions, and Leclerc seeking the comfort of chairman John Elkann after being stranded in Bahrain, there could be this sensational option.
According to the British colleague, the seven-times world champion is thinking of changing the air because he is dissatisfied with the results obtained by the Mercedes project in the last two years. His contract with the German team will expire at the end of the season and therefore he would have no obstacle to moving to Ferrari. And so we come to Leclerc.
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