Leclerc extends Ferrari contract to 2024

In a brief statement issued this morning, Ferrari revealed that Charles Leclerc has signed an extension to his current contract with the Italian team.

“Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow is pleased to announce that it has extended its contract with Charles Leclerc,” read the statement.

“He has come through the ranks of the Ferrari Driver Academy, which he joined in 2016 and will now drive for the Italian team to the end of the 2024 season.”

In his maiden season with Ferrari he scored two of the team’s three win and six of its eight poles.

In a controversial season the Monegasque also finished ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel in the standings, eclipsing the four-time world champion by 24 points.

More to follow.