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Leclerc Eager for Newey's Impact at Ferrari

Leclerc Eager for Newey’s Impact at Ferrari

02/05/2024

Charles Leclerc anticipates Adrian Newey’s 2025 move to Ferrari, signaling major shifts ahead.

By bringing in Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari managed to surprise Formula 1 earlier this season. Recruiting Adrian Newey would be the next step for the Scuderia.

The designer will leave Red Bull Racing in the first quarter of 2025. In any case, the Italian team does not hide its eagerness to bring Newey on board.

Charles Leclerc, who will be Hamilton’s teammate starting in 2025, would be more than happy to have him as he confides today in Miami.

“I would obviously be very happy,” said Leclerc.

“I think Adrian is one of those guys in the paddock whom you hope to work with at some point in your career. We have an incredible team at Ferrari right now, and over the last seven to eight months, we are the team that has made the most progress, but adding Adrian to a team like this would be amazing.”

Gaffe or not, Leclerc did not use the conditional tense! We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt… but the Monegasque seems to be speaking about it as if it were definitely going to happen.

The fact that Ferrari is seriously aiming to return to the top was already clear with the recruitment of Hamilton. In this context, the transfer of Newey to Ferrari now seems more realistic than it would have been two or three years ago.

“Of course. I think I’ve said this over the past eight to nine months. We are in a good moment for the team,” Leclerc continues.

“Fred (Vasseur) has always shared with me what his medium and long-term vision for the team is. I’ve shared with him what I also think is the right thing. And it’s really going very well. I’m really happy with how things are going.”

“And I think we are in a good position to attract the best in the world. However, as I’ve said before, we are already a very, very good team and over the last seven to eight months there has been incredible progress. But no matter what, anything that can happen to make it even stronger is super important, and Adrian is one of those guys who can make a difference.”

Leclerc Eager for Newey's Impact at Ferrari

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