Charles Leclerc is about to be rewarded for his Method 2 championship domination with a take a look at for Ferrari in the course of the post-Hungarian GP F1 take a look at.
The 19-year-old at present holds a 67-point benefit over nearest rival Artem Markelov in his rookie marketing campaign of F2 having received the 2016 GP3 title in his first 12 months within the collection.
Leclerc landed a job within the Ferrari Driver Academy in March 2016 and loved 4 FP1 outings for Haas final season, plus a run in Ferrari’s 2014-spec F1 automotive at Fiorano, and is tipped to make the soar to F1 as early as subsequent 12 months.
No official announcement has been given but, however with teenager trying a powerful contender for an F1 race seat subsequent season it’s going to give Ferrari a super alternative to evaluate him forward of a transfer subsequent season.
Neither of the present Ferrari drivers have been formally signed for 2018, however President Sergio Marchionne stated a brand new contract was ‘in Sebastian Vettel’s palms’ in the course of the Austrian Grand Prix as negotiations are anticipated to ramp up in the course of the summer season break.
A query mark nonetheless hovers over Kimi Raikkonen’s future at Ferrari after being criticised by Marchionne however did step up his performances at Silverstone this weekend by out-qualifying and ending forward of Vettel.