Even though he’s tied to Ferrari until 2024, Charles Leclerc’s contract has an exit clause tied to Scuderia performance…
Returned to third place in the constructor hierarchy this season after a annus horribilis in 2020, Scuderia Ferrari is looking to the future expecting a lot from the new technical regulations.
We have not been idle in Maranello both on the 2022 engine which will be frozen next spring and on the next single-seater despite the impact of the capped budget.
The tandem of pilots Charles Leclerc-Carlos Sainz gave full satisfaction even if the Monegasque suffered somewhat from the comparison at the end of the season.
Leclerc’s contract with Ferrari runs until the end of 2024, i.e. another three years, while that of Sainz will expire at the end of 2022. By favoring continuity, Mattia Binotto has hinted that he wishes to extend the two drivers for two more seasons in order to to ensure stability.
The Gazzetta dello Sport However, mentions the possibility of seeing Leclerc leave Ferrari before term, insofar as his contract includes a performance clause: if the Scuderia does not finish in the top 3 of the championship, the driver would be free to look elsewhere.
A simple hypothesis, no doubt, but in the event of disappointment linked to the poor performance of the future Ferrari, we could therefore not rule anything out…
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