The Monegasque Formula 1 driver continues to have a difficult season with the team after making no progress in improving the car
Charles Leclerc, the talented Monegasque pilot, seems to be trapped in a maze no way out in the Ferrari Formula 1 team. This is the perspective drawn by the World Champion of Formula 1 of 1996, Damon Hill, in view of the recent speculations on a possible change of team of Leclerc.
In recent weeks, Leclerc has been linked to a possible move to team Mercedes. The 25-year-old has had a difficult few years with Ferrari and has not been able to challenge for the title since joining the Italian team in 2019. Leclerc claimed to be focused on his work at Ferrari but fueled the rumors when he stated that there was still no talked to mercedes
The uncertainty of the future of Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton’s future at Mercedes is currently uncertain. The seven-time World Champion has yet to sign an extension to remain with the team after the 2023 campaign. However, Hill is confident Hamilton will remain with Mercedes next year, closing the door on a possible move by Leclerc.
“I think he’s pretty caught up in Ferrari for a whileHill declared on the Sky Sports F1 podcast. “He’s never really been in an extended championship campaign. There have been times when he’s been good and then they’ve disappeared, and he’s also had these mistakes on his record with qualifying, the kamikaze lap gone wrong.
Is there a place for Leclerc in other teams?
When looking at the teams at the top, who they have in their ranks, they’re probably happy with what they have right now. I’m not sure there’s another place I can go. I don’t see Leclerc at Red Bull. As for Mercedes, I am sure that Toto Wolff will remain with Lewis until Lewis decides he’s not going to race anymore. I think Charles is the perfect choice for Ferrari.
Therefore, it looks like Leclerc will be at Ferrari for the long term, until they provide him with a car with which he can fight for a championship. For his part, Hill also commented that Aston Martin could be a potential destination for Leclerc when Fernando Alonso decides to retire from the sport. The Silverstone-based outfit has started strong in 2023 and currently sits second in the standings after the first five rounds.