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Leclerc's last test day

Leclerc's last test day

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Charles Leclerc set the fastest time on the final day of testing in Bahrain. Second was Mercedes driver George Russell, who set his best time at the end of the day, and third was Zhou Guanyu. The last test day was interrupted again in the morning due to problems with the drainage shafts. To eliminate all the problems, the workers needed a good hour, as a result of which the lunch break was canceled this time, after which the second racer in the team usually gets into the car. Max Verstappen, who replaced Perez in the Red Bull car in the afternoon, set the fourth time. At the same time, it should be added that the current world champion set his best time on the harder, C3 compound of the fastest three. The C3 compound, around 0.6 seconds slower than the C4 at the Sakhir track, will be the softest of the Bah GP race weekend
Leclerc remains at Ferrari

Leclerc remains at Ferrari

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Charles Leclerc has signed a new contract with the Ferrari team that will last "a few seasons". The Ferrari team confirmed the rumors that Monaco's Charles Leclerc will sign a contract extension, but Maranello did not want to reveal how many seasons the new contract is valid for. It is certain that Leclerc will remain with the team as we enter the new era of Formula One racing, which begins in 2026. "I am happy to know that I will be wearing the protective overalls of the Ferrari team for a few more seasons," said Leclerc. "To represent this team has been my dream since I was three years old, when I watched the F1 race for the Monaco Grand Prix from the window of my friend's apartment in the corner of St. Devote and all the time I was waiting for the red cars. This team has been my second family ever since I joined their academy of young racers in 2016 and together sm
Leclerc signed a 5-year contract with Ferrari

Leclerc signed a 5-year contract with Ferrari

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According to the Italian Gazzetta dello Sport, Charles Leclerc is expected to sign a new contract with Ferrari, which will be valid until the end of 2029, and the Monaco native will earn 50 million euros with it. While team-mate Carlos Sainz is still negotiating a new contract, Leclerc is said to have certain guarantees about the race car's competitiveness in the third year of his contract, which will allow him to terminate early. He is expected to make 25 million in the first year, and then more each season, up to 50 million in the final season of the contract. Although Leclerc's future is thus resolved, negotiations with Sainz are still ongoing. Although the Spaniard was the only non-Red Bull driver to win in 2023, they clearly do not want a long-term involvement with Ferrari, so they are offering him a one-year contract
At the second F1 practice in Abu Dhabi, the fastest Leclerc

At the second F1 practice in Abu Dhabi, the fastest Leclerc

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Charles Leclerc was fastest in the second F1 free practice session in Abu Dhabi, where his teammate Carlos Sainz suffered a serious accident. The Spaniard was uninjured, the extent of damage to the car does not include the engine or gearbox, so he appears to have avoided losing his starting places due to changes. Sainz's accident occurred after just eight minutes, which the Ferrari driver said was caused by a bump in the track along with dirty air from behind the other car he was following. Due to the accident, practice was interrupted by a red flag, as they had to repair the guardrail at the crash site, and it took half of practice before the racers could return to the track again. But almost immediately, training was interrupted again, this time due to the rotation of Nico Hulkenberg, who is with his Haas
Viva Las Vegas! On the streets of the city of lights, Verstappen fights his way to victory

Viva Las Vegas! On the streets of the city of lights, Verstappen fights his way to victory

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Max Verstappen celebrated another victory on the streets of Las Vegas, for which he had to fight for the entire race. It got complicated at the start of the race when he overtook Leclerc with aggressive overtaking and earned a five-second time penalty, which he served during the safety car while changing tires, slipping to ninth. From there the win looked lost, but lap after lap he made his way to the front and retook the lead with thirteen laps to go. Second place went to Charles Leclerc, who attacked and overtook Perez in the last lap. The Mexican ended up third after failing to take advantage of Verstappen's help. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1726141978734465498 At the start, Max Verstappen aggressively attacked Charles Leclerc in the first corner and due to a very late
Ferrari fastest in qualifying in Las Vegas

Ferrari fastest in qualifying in Las Vegas

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Charles Leclerc won the best starting position for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix. His team mate Carlos Sainz finished the qualification in second place, but he will start in twelfth place, due to the replacement of damaged parts of the racing car after free practice. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1725801752501354924 Max Verstappen, who has already become world champion for the 2023 season, was third in qualifying, George Russell fourth. Pierre Gasly was fifth, but surprisingly the two Williams racers reached Q3 in qualifying and placed in an excellent sixth and seventh place. Alex Albon was faster than the home racer, Logan Sargeant, and after Sainz's penalty both start the race one place higher. The eighth qualifying time was set by Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo), ninth by Kevin Mag
Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc disqualified from the US Grand Prix!

Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc disqualified from the US Grand Prix!

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Lewis Hamilton was left without second place in the US Grand Prix after leading the race and fighting for victory all the way to the finish, as a technical inspection of the car showed that the bottom of the car was worn more than allowed. The same fate befell Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris, whose bottom was also checked, advanced to second place and Carlos Sainz to third. Hamilton raced with a new floor this weekend and saw a significant improvement, then showed solid speed in the first leg of the US GP to finish just over two seconds behind winner Max Verstappen, but the floorboard of his car after the race was not was in accordance with the rules. The Mercedes and Ferrari teams checked the measurements of the FIA ​​technicians and confirmed that they were
Leclerc was already looking forward to the podium by mistake

Leclerc was already looking forward to the podium by mistake

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Charles Leclerc was confident of a podium finish at the Suzuka race after overtaking the slow-moving Red Bull Racing team. The Monaco man thought he had just passed Max Verstappen, but it was actually Sergio Perez in the car. The Ferrari driver started and finished the race for the Japanese Grand Prix in fourth place, and the mistake was caused by Perez, who retired in the first part of the race and then returned to the race a few laps later to serve a five-second penalty at the stop. Leclerc thus thought that Perez was no longer in the race and was convinced that Verstappen was in trouble. "I thought Verstappen had retired," he said. "I thought I was going to take the podium, so I was surprised when I saw the board on the last lap saying I
Verstappen brought Red Bull home victory in Austria, Leclerc also on the podium

Verstappen brought Red Bull home victory in Austria, Leclerc also on the podium

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Max Verstappen also remained unbeaten in the Formula One race in Austria, where for the first time since May 7, when the race was held in Miami, he took the lap out of the lead. The Dutchman led as many as 249 laps until the pit stops during the Austrian Grand Prix (the record is held by Alberto Ascari with 305 laps, Ayrton Senna is in second place with 264 laps, and Verstappen is now third). The current world champion drove a routine race, but in the penultimate lap, when he was leading by 24 seconds, he spiced it up with an additional stop, where he installed the softest compound tires on his car and set the fastest lap of the race, for which he won an additional point. The Red Bull driver celebrated the 42nd victory in his career, with which he swung ahead of Ayrton Senna. This time, he has the company of works on the podium
Leclerc is penalized three places for obstructing Norris

Leclerc is penalized three places for obstructing Norris

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Charles Leclerc will start his home race in Monaco from sixth place after being penalized by the stewards for impeding Lando Norris in the final part of qualifying. The Ferrari driver would otherwise chase victory on home soil from the second starting row, as he was third in qualifying, but now due to a penalty for obstruction in the tunnel, he will have Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso in front of him at the start, as well as Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz, and Lewis Hamilton. The commissioners commented on the punishment that the majority of the blame for the obstruction was on the side of the team, which did not inform its driver about the approaching car. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1662504357416566784