F1: Leclerc signs new Ferrari deal until 2024

first_imgRelatedPosts Leclerc ends Ferrari’s nine-year wait, wins Italian GP  Verstappen wins Austrian Grand Prix  Formula One: Heartbreak for Leclerc as Hamilton wins in Bahrain Charles Leclerc has signed a new long-term contract with the Ferrari Formula One team through to the end of the 2024 season. Ferrari Academy driver Leclerc joined the Scuderia at the start of last season after a year plying his trade with Sauber, agreeing a deal believed to last until the end of the 2021 season. But he has been rewarded for a successful maiden campaign with Ferrari with a new and improved contract. A delighted Leclerc said: “I am very happy to be staying on with Scuderia Ferrari. This past season, driving for the most illustrious team in Formula 1, has been a dream year for me. “I cannot wait to enjoy an even deeper relationship with the team after what has been an intense and exciting 2019. I’m keen to see what the future holds and I can’t wait to get going again next season.” Leclerc went into 2019 as teammate to Sebastian Vettel, who was given number one status by team principal Mattia Binotto due to his experience as a four-time champion and after four years with Ferrari. But Leclerc quickly established himself, claiming two race wins and seven pole positions to the one victory and two poles for Vettel, and finishing 24 points ahead of the 32-year-old German in the drivers’ standings. The new deal makes clear that Ferrari see 22-year-old Monegasque Leclerc as their long-term future. Vettel’s current deal expires at the end of 2020. Binotto has no doubt that with Leclerc, Ferrari will again be successful. Next term will be the team’s 13th year without a drivers’ champion, and 12 since they last won the constructors’ championship. Binotto said: “With each passing race this year, our wish to extend our contract with Charles became ever more self-evident and the decision means he will now be with us for the next five seasons. It demonstrates that Charles and the Scuderia have a firm future together. “Charles has been part of our family since 2016 and we are more than proud of the results we are achieving with our Academy. “We are therefore very pleased to be able to announce that he will be with us for many years to come and I’m sure that together, we will write many new pages in the history of the Prancing Horse.”Tags: Charles LeclercFerrari AcademyScuderiaScuderia Ferrarilast_img read more

Double crown for Udit Gogoi at National Series Tennis Tournament

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Udit Gogoi of Assam lifted double crown winning both U-18 singles and doubles titles in the National Series Tennis Tournament which concluded at Kavali, Andhra Pradesh recently. In the singles final Udit defeated Aman Ayub Khan of Telengana in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. In the doubles final Udit partnering with Aditya Balsekar of Maharashtra beat Aman Ayub Khan(Tel) and S.Boopathy(TN) 6-3,6-2.Also Read: Sports Newslast_img